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Health News for 04/05/13

April 05, 2013

Health Tip: Before You Take This Heartburn Medication...

A proton pump inhibitor, a drug commonly taken for heartburn, may cause side effects.
Health Tip: Don't Ignore Pain During Exercise

It's important to challenge yourself during exercise. But you should never ignore pain -- a sign that you're potentially stressing or damaging your joints.
Want to Lose Weight? Then Run, Don't Walk: Study

Need to lose weight? Running will help more than walking, according to new research.
Mental Illness a Frequent Cell Mate for Those Behind Bars

Eugene King ran away from home at the age of 16, the start of a lifelong pattern of drug abuse, crime and incarceration.
'Wake-Up' Cigarette May Raise Risk for Lung, Mouth Cancers

People who smoke a cigarette as soon as they wake up in the morning are more likely to develop lung and oral cancer than other smokers, a new study reveals.
College Sports Could Raise Players' Risk for Depression, Study Finds

Current college athletes are twice as likely to be depressed as former athletes, researchers have found.
Mental Health Care Lacking for Kids, Advocates Say

Many American adults who work and volunteer with young people believe that children and teens have limited or no access to mental health care, a new survey finds.
Less Salt, More Potassium = Millions of Lives Saved

Reducing dietary salt intake and boosting levels of potassium would prevent millions of deaths from heart disease and stroke worldwide each year, according to three new studies.
Health Highlights: April 5, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Judge: Make Morning-After Pill Available to All Females

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make the so-called "morning-after pill" -- an emergency contraceptive -- available to all women regardless of age.



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