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Health News for 04/30/13

April 30, 2013

Health Tip: Keep Your Family Fit

You don't have to make staying fit a go-it-alone activity. Have the rest of the family join in.
Health Tip: Support Your Back While Sitting

When you sit at a desk for hours on end, your back may complain at the end of a long day.
School Programs Do Keep Some Kids From Smoking

Smoking prevention programs in schools do work, reducing the number of children and teens who later become smokers, a large new review found.
Men Who Are Obese While Young Can Pay a Price Later

Men who are obese in their early 20s have a significantly increased risk of dying or of having serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease by the time they reach age 55, a new long-term study indicates.
Blind Cords Pose Danger to Toddlers, Doctors Warn

Young children are at high risk for accidentally strangling themselves with window blind cords and parents need to be aware of this threat, doctors report.
Study Looks at Vitamin D Needs in Breast-Fed Babies

Ideal amounts of vitamin D supplementation for breast-feeding infants are unclear, according to a new study.
Preemies' Increased Survival Comes With No Rise in Disabilities: Study

Extremely premature infants are more likely to have mental and physical disabilities than full-term infants, but rates of such disabilities aren't rising, new research says.
Many Stroke Patients Don't Call 911, Study Finds

More than one-third of people having a stroke don't call 911, even though that's the fastest route to potentially lifesaving treatment, a new study reports.
Paralyzed Patient Moves Prosthetic Arm With Her Mind

It sounds like science fiction, but researchers are gaining ground in developing mind-controlled robotic arms that could give people with paralysis or amputated limbs more independence.
Study Debunks Lyme Disease-Autism Link

A new study failed to find any evidence to back up a suggested association between Lyme disease and autism spectrum disorders.
Health Highlights: April 30, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Girls May Need Fewer Gardasil Shots, Study Suggests

Preteen girls may get the same immune response against human papillomavirus (HPV) with two doses of vaccine as young women get with the full three-shot series, a new study suggests.
Kcentra Approved to Stop Severe Bleeding in Heart Patients

Kcentra (prothrombin complex concentrate, human) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat severe acute bleeding in adults after administration of the anti-clotting drug warfarin and similar products.



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