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Health News for 10/13/11

October 13, 2011

Health Tip: Suggestions to Help Manage Angina

Angina describes the pain and discomfort that occurs when the heart lacks a sufficient supply of oxygenated blood.
Health Tip: When Symptoms Indicate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a nerve that runs into the hand from the lower arm becomes squeezed at the wrist.
Could Discrimination Help Trigger Illness in Blacks?

The stress associated with racial discrimination may take a heavy toll on the body, researchers say.
People With Mental Health Issues More Likely to Be Uninsured

Americans with frequent bouts of mental distress are more likely to lack health insurance than those with frequent physical distress, a new study says.
Wanted: Spouse With Car, Stocks, Bonds

Got a car? How about a bank account, stocks or bonds? If you answered "yes," you may find yourself also saying, "I do."
Why Johnny Won't Go to School

The symptoms aren't often alarming: headache, stomachache, fatigue. But they tend to come on weekdays, specifically when your child should be heading off to school.
Young Children Collaborate Better Than Chimps

Human children are more likely than chimpanzees to collaborate when solving a problem, a new study finds.
Smoking Pot Might Up Depression Risk in Vulnerable Teens

Smoking marijuana increases the risk of depression in youngsters who are genetically susceptible to the mental health disorder, according to a new study.
Neighborhoods With Busy Intersections Discourage Children's Play

Although busy intersections and well-connected streets are convenient for active adults, they may discourage children from playing outside, a new study suggests.
Couples Can Pay a Price for Materialism

Materialistic couples may have more money, but they also have more relationship problems, according to a new study.
Globally, 2 Million Deaths a Year Linked to Smoky Stoves

Smoky, inefficient indoor cooking and heating stoves that are widely used by people in developing nations contribute to 2 million deaths a year, according to health experts.
Overzealous Parents, Coaches Take the Fun From Kids' Sports

Every afternoon and weekend, children in uniform and parents toting sports gear, water bottles and lawn chairs converge on America's fields for soccer, baseball and football games.
Use of Asthma Controller Meds on the Rise Among U.S. Kids

The percentage of children with asthma in the United States who use a prescription "controller" medicine has nearly doubled since the late 1990s, a new federal government report finds.
Oral Bacteria Might Signal Early Pancreatic Cancer

Changes in the bacteria in a person's mouth might signal the onset of pancreatic cancer, preliminary research reveals.
Health Highlights: Oct. 13, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
1 in 4 With Psoriasis May Have Undiagnosed Arthritis

Nearly one in four Americans with the chronic skin condition known as psoriasis may also have undiagnosed psoriatic arthritis, according to a new study.
U.S. Heart Disease Rates Keep Falling: CDC

The percentage of Americans with the nation's number one killer, heart disease, continues to fall, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For Many, Epilepsy Surgery Effective Long-Term

Almost half of the people who undergo surgery for epilepsy remain free of seizures 10 years later, a new study finds.



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