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Health News for 04/03/12

April 03, 2012

Health Tip: Healthy Eating While Vacationing

Delicious meals can be a fun part of a great vacation. But take care not to end your trip with extra baggage around your waistline.
Health Tip: More Reasons to Quit Smoking

As soon as you quit smoking, you begin to reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, lung disease and stroke.
For Many Girls, Slimming Down Doesn't Help Self-Esteem

Weight loss doesn't necessarily lead to a boost in obese teenage girls' self-esteem, according to a new study.
You Survived Cancer: Now Pay Attention to Your Overall Health

Cancer survivors need to pay close attention to other aspects of their health as they age, researchers urge.
New Stool Test Might Aid in Early Detection of Colon Cancer

A noninvasive stool test could help doctors detect early stage colorectal cancer and precancerous growths, a new study says.
BBQ Danger: Wires From Grill Cleaners Swallowed in Food

Several Rhode Island residents had a brush with the emergency room because of sharp wire bristles that made their way from barbecue grills into their digestive tracts.
Prenatal Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Motor Delays: Study

Infants born to mothers who take antipsychotic medications during pregnancy have significantly lower than normal scores on a standard test of movement, posture and reflexes, a new study has found.
Epilepsy Leads to More Brain Abnormalities Over Time

Aging accelerates brain-structure abnormalities in people with childhood-onset temporal-lobe epilepsy, a new study says.
Coffee Drinking in Pregnancy Won't Lead to Sleepless Baby: Study

Caffeine consumption among expectant or new mothers does not appear to affect the nighttime sleeping habits of their newborns, new Brazilian research indicates.
Taller, Heavier Women May Face Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk

Taller, heavier women may be at an increased risk of ovarian cancer, research suggests.
Young Women Who Drink and Drive at Higher Risk of Fatal Accident

Young women who drink and drive in the United States are at increasing risk for being in a fatal accident, according to a new study.
Experimental Chemo Combo for Colon Cancer Disappoints

Adding the drug cetuximab (brand name Erbitux) to standard chemotherapy after surgery for stage 3 colon cancer did not improve disease-free survival in patients, a new study concludes.
No Added Cancer Risk From Hip Replacement Materials: Study

People with metal-on-metal hip replacements do not have an increased risk of cancer during the first seven years after they receive the device, according to a new study.
Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer

A vaccination may help boost the immune system of children with brain tumors, a small new study reports.
Ultrasound, MRI Might Spot Cancer in Dense Breast Tissue

New research suggests that adding an ultrasound or MRI scan to breast cancer screening if a woman has dense breasts and at least one other risk factor for breast cancer would increase the number of cancers found.
Health Highlights: April 3, 2012

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Veggies Like Broccoli, Cabbage May Help Fight Breast Cancer: Study

Eating broccoli, one of the top "super foods," and other cruciferous vegetables may improve your odds for breast cancer survival, a new study suggests.
Antibiotics Linked to Retinal Detachment Risk

People taking antibiotics called fluoroquinolones may be at a small risk of an eye condition called retinal detachment, a new study suggests.
Reported Decline in U.S. Pneumonia Deaths May Be False: Study

Recent reports showing a big dip in U.S. pneumonia cases and related deaths may be the result of a glitch in the way hospitals code for pneumonia and associated illnesses, rather than a treatment breakthrough, a new study suggests.
Preteens More Likely to Report HPV Vaccine Side Effects

A new study finds that preteen girls are more likely than older teens and adult women to experience side effects after receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil.
Drug Patch Approved for Advanced Parkinson's and Restless Leg Syndrome

The Neupro (rotigotine) transdermal system has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced Parkinson's disease and moderate-to-severe restless leg syndrome, the Belgian drug maker UCB said Tuesday in a news release.



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