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Health Tip: Want Healthier Hair?
These washing and conditioning tips may help

Health Tip: Aging Well
Don't smoke

Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain
But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies

Quality of U.S. Diet Improves, Slightly
But Americans still eat too few vegetables and too much salt, survey finds

Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure, Expert Says
Experimental medication beat standard treatment at reducing hospitalizations, cardiovascular deaths

Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study
Still, experts agree there's no one-size-fits-all diet

Action-Packed TV a Threat to Your Waistline?
Viewers of fast-paced films filled up on more snacks, study found

Health Highlights: Sept. 2, 2014

'Spare Tire' May Be Especially Bad for Your Blood Pressure
Weight gain around the middle was key to rising risk for hypertension, study found

Obesity Fueling Rise in Diabetes Rates, Study Finds
Increase was greater for men, yet only about half could be explained by excess weight

ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds
Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies
Human milk contains important immunological protection for children, study authors say

'Pot Addiction' May Be Real, Study Suggests
Many teen marijuana users exhibited withdrawal symptoms when they tried to quit, researchers say

Melatonin Doesn't Curb Delirium After Surgery
Study finds hormone supplements have no effect on elderly patients' confusion

New Guidelines for Treating Form of Advanced Breast Cancer
Four-fifths of advanced cases are HER2-negative tumors, doctors' group says

Booze, Pot Bad for Teens in Different Ways, Study Suggests
Drinking tied to unsafe driving, marijuana use linked to poorer academics, job performance

Daily Exercise May Halve Risk for Heart Failure, Study Says
Higher levels of activity reap greater benefits, researchers find

Double Mastectomy Doesn't Improve Survival, Study Finds
But many more women in U.S. are choosing the radical procedure

Nerve Blocking Procedure Fails to Impress in Weight Loss Study
Modest reduction not significantly better than diet drugs or other surgeries

No Clear Winner Among Popular Diets, Analysis Finds
Researchers saw little difference when it came to weight loss after one year

More Global Help Needed to Fight Ebola Outbreak
Window of opportunity to stop its spread closing, CDC and WHO say

Complication Rates Low With Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction: Study
But there was slightly higher risk of complications with double mastectomy, researchers added

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