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Health News for 12/13/12

December 13, 2012

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Saving Carbs for Dinnertime Might Help Control Weight

When it comes to eating pasta, bread and potatoes, timing could be everything.
Health Tip: Shopping for Children's Shoes

When shopping for a young child's shoes, it's important to consider more than just how cute the miniature footwear is.
Health Tip: Check Holiday Lights

Glittering holiday lights are a delight to the eyes, but they can be a fire hazard if they aren't inspected and maintained.
Study Examines Link Between Breast Cancer and Diabetes

Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors are at increased risk for developing diabetes and should be screened for the disease more closely, a new study suggests.
2-Year Period After Parent's Suicide Try Most Risky for Children: Study

Teens are at highest risk for attempted suicide in the two years after a parent attempts suicide or is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, a new study suggests.
'Hidden' HPV May Reactivate in Older Women, Study Suggests

Many older women infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV) in their youth may not "clear" it from the body as completely as once thought, a new study suggests.
Texting While Walking May Be as Dangerous as Texting While Driving

Almost one in three pedestrians use their cell phones or text while crossing busy streets, which could increase their chances of being hit by a car, a new study says.
Marijuana Extract May Not Relieve MS Spasms: Review

A cannabis-based prescription drug called Sativex, used to treat debilitating muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, is the subject of a large new evidence review. Whether the drug -- licensed for use in the United Kingdom -- actually gets the job done remains uncertain.
U.S. Glaucoma Cases Jump 22 Percent Over Decade: Report

The prevalence of glaucoma in the United States is 22 percent higher than it was 10 years ago, a new report reveals.
Stop-Smoking Drug Chantix May Carry Heart Risks, FDA Warns

People who take the prescription quit-smoking drug Chantix may be at higher risk for cardiovascular problems, and doctors should weigh the risks of the drug against it benefits, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.
Health Highlights: Dec. 13, 2012

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Child Abuse in U.S. Declines for 5th Straight Year

The number of child abuse and neglect cases reported in the United States in 2011 fell for the fifth consecutive year, according to a new federal government report.

 

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