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Health Tip: Avoiding Salmonella From Your Pet
Wash hands after handling food for Fluffy or Fido

Health Tip: Minimize Jet Lag
Observe sleep and meal times in new time zone

FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety
Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks

Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds
It's a less invasive way to spot virus linked to cervical cancer; may increase screening rates, researchers say

Modern Forensics Provides Clues to Death of Richard III
Analysis of skeletal remains sheds light on fatal injuries English king suffered in battle over 500 years ago

Health Highlights: Sept. 17, 2014

Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids
Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

Major U.S. Food Makers Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Products: Report
16 companies exceeded pledge, but more work needed, experts say

12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids
Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

'Biospleen' Suggests New Way to Treat Blood Infection
But more research needed before blood-cleansing device is used on humans to treat sepsis

Europeans Are Descendants of at Least 3 Ancient Human Groups: Study
New genetic analysis reveals DNA from North Eurasians, researchers say

Artificial Sweeteners May Raise Blood Sugar Levels: Study
Scientists saw changes in helpful gut bacteria, which can affect some people's ability to process glucose

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia
Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say

Researchers Discover How Bacteria Resist Antibiotics in Hospitals
Spotting infected patients, disinfecting hospitals key to curbing spread of resistant bacteria, experts say

More Than One Kind of Message May Convince Smokers to Quit, Study Says
Using both positive, negative wording on labels could have the most effect, researchers report

Are Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Raised Parkinson's Risk Later?
Study sees a connection, but actual risk is small; more study needed, researchers say

PTSD Link to Food Addiction Seen in Report
Study finds women with worst PTSD more likely to be addicted to food, but it's not clear if one causes the other

DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer
May help doctors pinpoint best treatment, researchers say

Social Networking Sites Can Help Obese Lose Weight: Study
Internet can offer constant, cost-effective support for dieters, London researchers say

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