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Health News for 05/20/13

May 20, 2013

Health Tip: Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Parents of new drivers can breathe a bit easier by setting safety rules for their teens.
Health Tip: Help Children Eat Healthier

Want to get kids to eat healthy foods? Start with eating a healthier diet yourself.
Study Links Coffee to Lower Risk for Rare Liver Disease

Just a few extra cups of coffee each month might help prevent the development of an autoimmune liver disease known as primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a new study suggests.
Swallowing Magnets Can Be Fatal for Children

Children who swallow high-powered magnets often need surgery and other invasive procedures to remove the objects, according to a new study.
Noise, Dirty Air May Be Double Whammy for the Heart

Air pollution and noise pollution both may boost the risk of heart disease, new research from Germany suggests.
Women Less Likely to Get Trauma Center Care After Injury: Study

A new Canadian study has uncovered an apparent gender bias in the hospital setting, with women less likely than men to get trauma center care following a severe injury.
Living Near Major Roadways in Pregnancy Tied to Respiratory Woes in Children

A child whose mother lived near heavy traffic while pregnant faces a relatively higher risk for developing a respiratory infection before the age of 3, a new study suggests.
Extra Vitamin D May Ease Crohn's Symptoms, Study Finds

Vitamin D supplements may help those with Crohn's disease overcome the fatigue and decreased muscle strength associated with the inflammatory bowel disease, according to new research.
ADHD in Childhood May Raise Risk for Obesity in Adulthood

Boys who are diagnosed with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely to become obese adults as those who didn't have the disorder when they were young, a new 30-year study shows.
Many Can Blame Family for Their Bunions

If you've got bunions, chances are others in your family suffer from the common foot disorder, with a new study finding the condition is often passed down from parents to children.
Sleep Apnea in Seniors Tied to Alzheimer's in Study

Sleep apnea, the condition that robs sufferers of deep sleep by endlessly and subconsciously waking them up, becomes more common as people age. Now, a small new study raises the possibility that it may somehow cause -- or be caused by -- Alzheimer's disease.
Nighttime Docs at ICUs Don't Boost Patient Outcomes: Study

Although many hospital intensive care units have a nighttime attending physician on staff to help improve outcomes, new research suggests this may have no clear benefit to patients.
New Device May Show Doctors More of the Colon

A new device that gives doctors a better view during colonoscopies may help them miss fewer suspicious growths during those exams, a new study shows.
Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective

The older vaccine for whooping cough that was phased out in the late 1990s is more effective than the current version of the vaccine, a new study contends.
Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy

As the American Psychiatric Association unveiled last week the latest edition of what is considered the "bible" of modern psychiatry, the uproar over its many changes continues.
Health Highlights: May 20, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Revised Sunscreen Labels Should Help Consumers Make Wiser Choices

Dermatologists are saying that new federally mandated labeling laws for sunscreens should help Americans make smarter choices when it comes to products that provide the best sun protection.
Favorite Music May Ease Anxiety in ICU Patients

Music can help soothe the fear and anxiety of critically ill patients who have been placed on ventilators, reducing both their stress and their need for sedatives, according to a new study.



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