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Health News for 06/25/13

June 25, 2013

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Health Tip: Dealing With Dandruff

Dandruff, medically called seborrheic dermatitis, is characterized by dry, flaky skin on the scalp. Though it can be embarrassing, especially to folks who wear black, there's no evidence that it's harmful.
Health Tip: Get Active!

Keeping a log of your physical activity can help motivate you to get enough exercise and track your progress.
Exercise Alone May Help Those With Type 2 Diabetes

Exercise benefits people with type 2 diabetes even if they don't make any other lifestyle or diet changes, a new study says.
A Honey of a Heart Condition

It's a sweet treat, but too much of a certain type of honey triggered a dangerous irregular heartbeat in a Turkish father and son, according to a new report.
Are Breast-fed Kids More Upwardly Mobile?

Breast-feeding, a practice already linked with many health benefits, could help a child become more upwardly mobile as an adult, British researchers report.
You Can Boost Your Baby's Vocabulary

If you have a baby who's learning to talk, you may feel the need to chatter incessantly to boost her vocabulary, but a new study says another factor is crucial: the ability to provide non-verbal clues that help an infant figure out what words mean.
Diet-Exercise Combo Doesn't Cut Heart Risks in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Weight loss accomplished from diet and exercise does not appear to cut the risk of heart problems for people with diabetes, a new study finds.
Gene Discoveries Could Give Insight Into Migraines

Five newly identified genetic regions linked to the onset of migraine could boost scientists' understanding of what drives the painful headaches, researchers say.
ADHD May Be Tied to Longer-Lasting Head Injury, Study Says

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder should be steered away from contact sports such as football or basketball because these kids may be at greater risk of long-lasting head injury than their peers, a new study recommends.
Did Extreme Cola Habit Cause Woman's Irregular Heartbeat?

Excessive soda consumption appeared to be the culprit in the case of a 31-year-old woman suffering from fainting spells and an irregular heartbeat after she spent more than half her life drinking only colas in place of water, a new study contends.
Many Americans Earn Low Grades for Proper Med Use: Survey

Americans get an average of C+ on the proper use of medications, and one in seven even gets an F, a new report card shows.
Cellphone 'Distracted Walking' Sending Pedestrians to the ER

Pedestrians are becoming more likely to be injured while using their cellphones and an estimated 1,500 were treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2010 as a result, a new study finds.
Health Highlights: June 25, 2013

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