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Health News for 11/26/12

November 26, 2012

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Health Tip: Do You Have a Heart Murmur?

A heart murmur is an extra or unusual sound made by the heart as it beats.
Health Tip: Treating a Nosebleed

Nosebleeds are common during childhood, and don't necessarily indicate danger, or that something is wrong.
Too Much or Too Little Activity Can Spur Knee Problems

For middle-aged adults trying to protect their knee health, it may be best to avoid extreme ends of the exercise spectrum, such as too much high-impact exercise or too little physical activity, researchers have found.
Reading, Games May Help Aging Brains Stay Sharp

Reading, writing and playing cards and board games may be more than just fun pastimes, they may also help aging brains stay healthy, researchers say.
Injuries Skyrocket From Inflatable Bounce Houses: Study

Inflatable bounce houses and moonwalks are springboards for childhood fun, but they're also the source of an alarming number of children's injuries, a new report warns.
Give Teens Access to Emergency Contraception, Pediatricians Say

Doctors should let their teenage patients know about emergency contraception, such as Plan B, and write them a prescription for it if they are sexually active, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Alzheimer's May Progress Differently in Women, Men

Alzheimer's disease may look and act differently in men and women, new research suggests.
Health Highlights: Nov. 26, 2012

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
More New Drugs a Bad Fit With Grapefruit, Study Finds

Because of new chemical formulations, prescription drugs that interact badly with grapefruit have more than doubled in number since 2008, yet many doctors seem unaware of this, Canadian researchers report.

 

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