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Health News for 07/09/13

July 09, 2013

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Health Tip: Easing Restless Legs Syndrome

There are things you can do to ease symptoms of restless leg syndrome -- characterized by the overwhelming desire to move the legs. A person with RLS also typically has sensations of tugging, throbbing, pulling or creeping of the legs.
Health Tip: Help Prevent Hand Eczema

Hand eczema is characterized by itchy, red, dry and tender hands. It may surprise you to learn that "dishpan hands" are a form of hand eczema.
That Bad Boss May Be Toxic to Your Family, Too

When workplace stress spills over into your personal life, your family's well-being can also suffer, new evidence suggests.
Many Docs Don't Follow HPV/Pap Test Guidelines: Study

Too few doctors follow U.S. guidelines for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and cervical cancer screening, according to a new study.
Cat Poop May Pose Neighborhood Health Risk

Parasites in cat droppings may pose a potential public health problem, experts warn.
Singing Together Fosters Harmonious Hearts

When choir members sing together, their heartbeats become synchronized, researchers have found.
Mother's Immune System Might Play Role in Certain Cases of Autism

Some mothers of children with autism appear to have immune system antibodies in their blood that attack brain proteins in their fetuses, a new study finds.
Solid Food Timing for Babies Tied to Diabetes Risk

Infants who receive their first solid food either early or late -- before the age of 4 months or at 6 months or older -- are at increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes, new research suggests.
Irregular Bedtimes May Sap Kids' Brainpower

Going to bed at different times every night appears to reduce children's brainpower, a new British study suggests.
Obesity May Reduce Odds of IVF Success, Study Finds

Obese women who receive donated eggs for in vitro fertilization (IVF) are less likely than women of normal weight to have a successful pregnancy.
Women at High Breast Cancer Risk Should Consider Preventive Drugs: Experts

Women at high risk of breast cancer should discuss with their doctors the use of so-called chemopreventive drugs to reduce that risk, according to a new practice guideline issued by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Many Men Plan to Ignore PSA Test Guideline: Survey

Most older American men plan to get screened for prostate cancer despite a recent recommendation that many should just skip the controversial PSA test, a new survey suggests.
Health Highlights: July 9, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Country Singer Randy Travis in Critical Condition With Heart Infection

Country music singer Randy Travis was listed in critical condition Tuesday following surgery in a Dallas hospital to treat a viral heart infection.

 

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