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Health News for 03/28/13

March 28, 2013

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Health Tip: Prevent Low Blood Sugar

Low blood sugar, medically called hypoglycemia, can be prevented.
Health Tip: Control Pet Allergies

If you have pet allergies, there are steps you can take to help control your symptoms.
Frequent Moves Take Toll on Poor Kids, Study Suggests

Poor children who move three or more times before they're 5 years old are at increased risk for behavioral problems, a new study contends.
True Fame Endures, Study Finds

Lasting fame rarely happens overnight, but once a person becomes truly famous they are likely to stay that way for a very long time, a new study finds.
'Bigorexics' Want to Boost Their Masculinity

Men obsessed with muscle-building lean toward traditional ideas of masculinity, while men fixated on being thin likely associate with more feminine stereotypes, according to new research.
Springtime Allergies More Severe, Last Longer Now, Experts Say

In much of the United States, there's little evidence of spring yet, unless you have seasonal allergies.
Researchers Test Implanted Brain Stimulator for Alzheimer's

Researchers are testing whether applying electrical stimulation directly to the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease might improve thinking, focus and alertness.
Tecfidera Approved for Multiple Sclerosis

Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) capsules have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).
FDA Approves New Multiple Sclerosis Drug

A new drug called Tecfidera has been approved to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.
Health Highlights: March 28, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Rubella in Pregnancy Rare in U.S., But Can Be Devastating for Baby

Although rare in the United States, three babies with birth defects caused by rubella (or "German measles") were reported in 2012 and doctors need to be on the lookout for such cases, a new government report indicates.
Shopping Around Brings Steep Prescription Drug Savings, Report Finds

Prescription drug prices at U.S. pharmacies can vary widely, and failing to shop around could result in people overpaying by as much as $100 or more a month on average, depending on the drug, a new study finds.

 

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