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Health News for 05/17/13

May 17, 2013

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Is Menopause Overlooked in U.S. Medical Schools?

Too few obstetrics-gynecology residents in the United States receive formal training about menopause, which could lead to care issues for the rapidly growing number of older American women, a new study finds.
Health Tip: Don't Smoke for a Better Smile

For people who smoke or are tempted to begin lighting up, consider what smoking can do to your smile.
Health Tip: Eating Vegetarian

If you're eating a vegetarian diet, it's important to make sure you're getting enough nutrients and making healthy meat-free choices.
Teen Bullies May Turn to Crime as Adults

Teen bullies are more likely to be criminals when they're adults, a new study finds.
HIV No Barrier to Getting Liver Transplant, Study Finds

Liver transplants to treat a common type of liver cancer are a viable option for people infected with HIV, according to new research.
Control of Heart Risks May Vary Among Outpatient Practices

Management of heart disease risk factors -- such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and smoking -- varies significantly among outpatient practices in the United States, according to a new study.
Gay Actors Convincing in Heterosexual Roles

Although being openly gay appears to affect a male actor's masculinity ratings, it does not affect views on his performance, according to a new study.
Age Amplifies Damage From Obesity, Study Finds

After age 50, excess body fat hardens the arteries, potentially increasing the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.
Cellphone Use May Reveal Your 'Dominant Brain'

New research suggests the dominant side of your brain may make the call on which ear you choose to use while talking on your cellphone.
Health Highlights: May 17, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Heart Attack? Doctors Soon May Have an App for That

There are apps that turn your smartphone into a metal detector, a musical instrument and a GPS system, and now there's an app that may help doctors save your life if you're having a heart attack.

 

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