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Health News for 04/11/13

April 11, 2013

Unemployment's Toll Can Be Heartbreaking

As anyone who's lost a job can attest, stress and worry often quickly follow. But the health of your heart after unemployment can also take a tumble.
A Survivor's Story From the Job Loss Front

Michael Knowlese wasn't completely surprised when he lost his job as a marketing manager in late November 2012.
Health Tip: Protect Your Feet in the Heat

Hot weather can give your feet a beating, but you can take a few steps to protect your sensitive soles from the heat and sun.
Health Tip: Helping Kids Conquer Bedwetting

When children are developmentally ready, parents can take steps to help them stay dry through the night.
Weight-Loss Surgery May Affect Fat-Related Genes

Weight-loss surgery changes the levels of genes involved in burning and storing fat, a new study says.
Study Puts New Spin on 'Sound Sleep'

Playing a certain type of sound stimulation during sleep might help improve your memory, a small new study suggests.
Severely Injured Vets May Need Ongoing Emotional Care

U.S. veterans who suffered major limb injuries in combat showed little improvement with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the two years after receiving treatment for their wounds, researchers report.
Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report

When it comes to cancer prevention, the latest report from the American Cancer Society offers mostly good news but some bad news as well.
Health Highlights: April 11, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Teen's Death From Chickenpox Highlights Need for Vaccination, CDC Reports

The death from chickenpox of an otherwise healthy 15-year-old Ohio girl should remind parents of the importance of vaccination against the disease, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.



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