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August 03, 2010

Dorm With Cafeteria May Boost College Weight Gain

College students who live in dormitories with dining halls gain more weight than students who have to walk farther for their meals, a new study has found.
Health Tip: Screening Early for Colorectal Cancer

The general rule is that most people don't need to be screened for colorectal cancer until the age of 50. But for some who meet certain criteria, earlier screening is recommended.
Health Tip: Confined to Bed While Pregnant

If your doctor prescribes bed rest during pregnancy, be sure to ask plenty of questions about what's safe for you to do.
Certified Nurse Anesthetists Can Safely Go Solo, Study Suggests

Patients have no increased risk of death or complications from surgery when nurse anesthetists work without physician oversight, a new study has found.
Lack of Food Puts Kids at Risk for Asthma, Other Chronic Ills

Children and youth who don't have enough to eat are at increased risk of poor health, and repeated episodes of hunger may put them at risk for chronic diseases such as asthma, researchers say.
Foster Kids Gain From Mentoring, Relationship Skills

Mentoring and relationship skills programs can improve the mental health of foster children, a new study from the University of Colorado suggests.
Signs of Autism May Show in Early Infancy

Signs of autism may show up in babies as young as 1 month old, a new study shows.
Weight Gain Eroding Americans' Quality of Life

As Americans' average weight keeps rising, their quality of life is falling, according to new research.
Patient's Pulmonary Valve May Substitute for Donor Aortic Valve

Heart patients who need a new aortic valve are more likely to survive and have a better quality of life if a valve from their own pulmonary artery is used, instead of an aortic valve from a dead donor, new research has found.
Foreign-Trained Doctors As Good As U.S.-Trained Counterparts

Foreign-born doctors practicing in the United States who earned their medical degrees abroad performed as well or better than their U.S.-born counterparts, a new study finds.
Health Highlights: Aug. 3, 2010

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Women More Attracted When Men Wear Red: Study

Men looking to attract the opposite sex may want to add red to their wardrobe, a new study finds.
Patients With Hepatitis B May Face Greater Risk of Blood Cancer

People with hepatitis B infection have about twice the risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, finds a new study.
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 3, 2010

Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of
Vitamin B May Not Guard Against Second Stroke, Heart Attack

Stroke patients who take vitamin B supplements to lower their homocysteine levels may not be protected from second strokes or heart attacks, a new study finds.
Number of Obese Adults Keeps Rising, CDC Says

America's waistline continues to widen.
One Therapy Session in ER Can Cut Teen Violence

Having a therapist talk to kids who go to an emergency room with a violent injury and who also admit to previous alcohol use can reduce repeat episodes, new research finds.



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