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As HIV Patients Live Longer, Certain Cancer Risks Rise: Study
Anal, colon and liver cancers more common now, researchers find

New Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' an Emerging Threat, CDC Says
Evidence of CRE found in seven U.S. cities monitored by researchers

Routine Screening for Child Abuse Might Spot More Cases: Study
Further testing of all children with suspicious injuries could minimize misdiagnoses

Flu Vaccine May Also Protect Against Pneumonia
Study suggests about 57 percent of hospitalizations for flu-related pneumonia might be prevented

Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Be Risky for Certain Surgery Patients
Study found those without heart problems faced higher chances of heart trouble after non-cardiac operations

FDA Orders Studies on Contaminated Endoscopes Tied to Illness Outbreaks
Duodenoscopes used at 2 Los Angeles hospitals carried drug-resistant 'superbug'

Poor, Minorities Spend More Time Waiting for Medical Care
Findings may be due to differences in health care options, researchers suggest

State Anti-Bullying Laws May Lead to Fewer Bullied Kids
But laws alone won't prevent the behavior among children and teens, experts say

'Tweeners' Who Think Pot Is Cool More Likely to Drink and Drive Later: Study
Parents need to talk about alcohol and drugs with their kids early and often, experts say

Parents Can Take Steps to Help Make Homework Less Stressful
Establish a routine and review assignment directions when kids come home, expert advises

Zip Line Injuries on the Rise
Increasing popularity of the adventure sport brings increase in ER visits, study finds

Move More to Prevent Heart Failure
Study suggests at least 45 minutes of daily activity necessary to lower risk by 20 percent

Short Bursts of Intense Exercise Seems Good for Teen Hearts: Study
High-power workouts improved blood vessel function, researchers say

Hispanic, Poor Children May Have Greater Risk of Losing Eye to Cancer
Study suggests disparities in care; rare disease typically uncovered during routine visits

Could Injection Be Used Someday to Spay or Neuter Pets?
Mouse study shows promise for alternative to surgical sterilization for dogs, cats

Making Sense of the Email Avalanche
Researchers examine who responds to whom, how quickly, when and why

Health Highlights: Oct. 5, 2015

Health Tip: Live Better With Asthma
Take prescribed medication, and create an action plan

Health Tip: Climate Can Affect Allergies
Monitor weather changes

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