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Health News for 10/23/14

October 23, 2014

Study Finds Kidney Stones Linked to Weakened Bones

Kidney stone patients may be at increased risk for broken bones and may require treatment to protect their bone health, a new study suggests.
Beware Claims That Activated Charcoal Can Cure Gut Troubles

A man who hoped to detoxify his body with a supplement known as activated charcoal may have instead triggered a case of the intestinal disorder known as colitis.
Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Progression in the Other

The severity of age-related macular degeneration in one eye is associated with the risk of developing the disease and its progression in the other eye, a new study finds.
Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later

Daughters of women who developed gestational diabetes while pregnant may be at increased risk for being obese later in childhood, a new study suggests.
Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children

A new test that scans all of a person's genes to pinpoint a single mutation can help identify rare genetic disorders in children, a new study shows.
Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say

Riding a bus or an elevator full of sniffles, coughs and sneezes is one of the more unpleasant aspects of the flu season.
Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

Cesarean delivery was the most common inpatient surgery in the United States in 2011 and was used in nearly one-third of all deliveries, research shows.
As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study

Occasional marijuana use does not appear to affect teens' intelligence or school performance, but heavy marijuana use is associated with slightly lower exam scores, according to a new study.
'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder

Reliving the death of a loved one may help people with prolonged grief disorder, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters

Hospital patients often have tubes placed in their veins to deliver medication or take blood samples. But a new study suggests their doctors don't always know about it.
Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives

Teens' conflicts at home increase the risk of problems at school for up to two days, according to a new study.
Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can interfere with daily life, making it difficult to assume daily responsibilities.
Health Tip: Using a Pacifier to Soothe Baby

Deciding to offer a pacifier to your baby, then choosing the right one for the child, are important decisions for new parents.

 

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