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Health News for 02/13/13

February 13, 2013

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Most Prefer That Men 'Pop the Question,' Survey Finds

You've come a long way, baby, but in matters of love and marriage this Valentine's Day, you'll probably let himdo the asking.
Health Tip: Using a Stability Ball

If you're thinking about using one of those extra-large inflatable orbs called a stability ball as part of your exercise routine, the American Council on Exercise says the product can help:
Health Tip: Preparing for Your Next Checkup

To get the most from your medical checkups, make sure you're prepared before you visit your doctor.
Valentine's Day a Show of Wealth for Single Men?

On Valentine's Day, single men are far more likely than married guys to splurge on a loved one, a marketing expert from Harvard Business School says.
'Watch and Wait' Approach Often Best for Older Patients With Kidney Cancer

Sometimes, simply watching and waiting is a safe alternative to surgery for older patients with small kidney tumors, a new study suggests.
'Cyberbullying' as Harmful as Physical Threats, Study Finds

It may seem harmless to many, but for those who are targeted, online bullying is just as harmful as being bullied physically, according to a new study.
Could Duration of Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy Be Halved?

For some men with prostate cancer, hormonal therapy to beat the disease could be safely cut from three years to half that time, a new clinical trial suggests.
Calcium Supplements May Raise Odds of Heart Death in Women

Women eating a high-calcium diet and taking calcium supplements adding up to more than 1,400 milligrams a day may be running nearly twice the risk of dying from heart disease, a large Swedish study suggests.
Report Calls for Changes in U.S. Efforts to Fight Counterfeit Drugs

Aiming to reduce the global threat of counterfeit drugs, a new Institute of Medicine report also recommends changes in the United States that include a mandatory drug-tracking system and tighter licensing rules for drug wholesalers.
Health Highlights: Feb. 13, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA Should Work to Cut Sugar Levels in Sodas, Experts Say

A leading consumer advocacy group, along with nutrition experts and health agencies from a number of U.S. cities, are calling for lowering the amount of sugars added to soft drinks.

 

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