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Rat Study Suggests Light at Night Might Hamper Breast Cancer Therapy
Tumors in rodents exposed to dim light seemed to develop resistance to a common cancer drug

Gene Study Finds No Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 Diabetes
Some past research had suggested a possible benefit against the disease

Health Tip: Help Prevent Acne Scars
Wash skin twice daily

Health Tip: Plan Ahead for Healthy Dinners
And avoid last-minute stress

Health Highlights: Oct. 1, 2014

Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk
Factors that appear to lower odds include healthy weight, exercise and no smoking

Preterm Birth, Pneumonia Leading Causes of Death for Children Under 5
New global estimates suggest 2 million die each year from these conditions

Oncologists' Group Calls for Measures to Curb Obesity-Related Cancers
Better screening and treatments for obesity top to-do list, experts say

Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Trial
Research suggests the HPV shot could prevent 90 percent of malignancies

A Little Booze Does Get Men Smiling, Study Confirms
The liquid social lubricant seems to foster 'contagious' grinning among guys

New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks
Finding provides new target for drug development, experts say

Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress
Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say

Could a Fading Sense of Smell Point to Earlier Death?
Study found inability to distinguish odors predicted higher odds of dying over next 5 years

CDC Monitoring Those Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient
Now being treated at Dallas hospital, he developed symptoms days after arriving from West Africa

Living Near a Highway May Be Bad for Your Blood Pressure
Traffic pollution, noise might be linked to raised risk, researchers say

Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says
Chronic stress, neuroticism in midlife linked to doubled odds of dementia, researchers suggest

'High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery: Study
But downside includes longer hospital stays, fewer days in hospice

Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk, Study Finds
Breast-feeding, waiting to introduce foods with gluten didn't prevent autoimmune disorder

Kids With Autism Tend to Be Less Active, Study Says
But 'underlying physical abilities are there'

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