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May 24, 2013

Top-Ranked Golfer Beats Scoliosis

As a world-class golfer, Stacy Lewis' accomplishments are remarkable. But it was a physical challenge in her childhood that defined her ascent to the top of her sport.
High Cadmium Levels May Raise Risk for Dying From Liver Disease: Study

People with high levels of cadmium in their urine are much more likely to die of liver disease than those with lower levels, a new study finds.
Low-Income, Minority Parents More Open to HPV Vaccine for Girls, Study Says

Low-income, minority parents have more realistic views about their teens' sexual activity and are more open to vaccinating their daughters against the cervical cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), a small new study contends.
Sharp Rise in ICU Admissions From U.S. Emergency Rooms

The number of U.S. patients admitted to hospitals' intensive care units after spending time in an emergency room has increased by nearly 50 percent, according to new research.
Health Tip: Pondering Allergy Shots?

Allergy shots, also called immunotherapy, can help allergy sufferers control symptoms and find relief.
Health Tip: Pack the Right Equipment for Running Trails

Running, walking or hiking trails can be a fun way to enjoy the great outdoors and get some exercise.
Bowel Issues Affect 3 Out of 4 Pregnant Women

Nearly three out of four pregnant women experience bowel problems such as constipation and diarrhea, but these issues don't significantly affect their quality of life, a new study finds.
How Many Calories in Your Fast-Food Meal? Guess Again

People who eat at fast-food restaurants are consuming significantly more calories than they realize -- and teens are the worst offenders, a new study found.
Could Statins Raise Diabetes Risk?

Certain statins -- the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs -- may increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
Storm Chasers: Born to Be Wild?

We've all seen them: the surfers who race to the beach when a hurricane hits, the guy who decides to ride out the storm in his overmatched boat, the tornado chasers who fearlessly steer their cars alongside a scary-looking funnel cloud.
Parents Underestimate Influence Over Teens' Substance Abuse: Survey

About one in five parents think they have little control over whether their teens take up smoking, drinking or illicit drug use, a new U.S. government survey finds.
Many Medical Students Have Anti-Fat Bias, Study Finds

Two out of five medical students have an unconscious bias against obese people, a new study found.
Health Highlights: May 24, 2013

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