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September 26, 2012

Health Tip: Treating a Chronic Cough

If you've had a cough that's lasted at least eight weeks, you may have a chronic cough. The best way to treat that cough depends on its cause.
Health Tip: Create a Healthy Sleep Environment

With the correct sleep environment comes the chance of a more serene and restful night's sleep.
After Tonsillectomy, Steroids May Not Increase Bleeding

A class of drugs commonly given to children undergoing tonsillectomy is not likely to increase the risk of serious bleeding after surgery, according to a new U.S. study.
Declining Funding May Cause U.N. to Fall Short of Health Goals

Declining donor funding is one of the reasons most of the world will not meet the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals for women's and children's health by 2015, according to a new report.
Doctors' Intuition May Be Key to Spotting Infections in Kids

Doctors who have a gut feeling about a serious infection in a child should take action on that intuition, according to a new study.
Son's Real-Life Drama Leads Comedy Queen to Medical Role

Actress Julie Bowen, awarded her second Emmy Sunday for her role in the hit TV comedy "Modern Family," starts a more serious role today: raising awareness about life-threatening childhood allergies.
Obesity Now Puts Kids' Hearts at Risk Later

Obese children appear to develop risks for heart disease usually not seen until adulthood -- putting their health in jeopardy as they age, British researchers report.
Virus Patterns Where Kids Live May Affect Asthma Risk

Infants in urban areas have different patterns of viral respiratory illness than those in the suburbs, which may explain why inner-city children are more likely to develop asthma, a new study suggests.
TV for Kids Filled With Social Bullying, Study Finds

Long before Hollywood introduced the concept of "Mean Girls," people knew that childhood can be full of name-calling, manipulation and we-won't-talk-to-you freeze-outs. Now, a new study finds that "social bullying" isn't just a real-life phenomenon. It's also common in the TV shows popular among kids aged 2 to 11.
Health Highlights: Sept. 26, 2012

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