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Health News for 08/05/13

August 05, 2013

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Health Tip: Recovering From Appendectomy

Appendectomy is often required to remove an inflamed or infected appendix. Taking time to recover properly can help you get on your feet faster.
Health Tip: Is Diverticular Disease Causing Problems?

Diverticular disease, which includes diverticulosis and diverticulitis, occurs when inflamed pouches form from bulging weak spots in the intestines.
Obese Women Just As Likely to Have Success Using IVF With Donor Eggs

Obese women are as likely as normal-weight women to get pregnant when using donor eggs during in vitro fertilization (IVF), according to a new study.
Taking the Sting Out of Insect-Bite Allergies

Insect-sting allergies are on the rise, with 5 percent of Americans now affected, according to a new report.
Antioxidant Supplements Don't Help Women Get Pregnant: Review

For women who are trying to get pregnant, there is no evidence that taking antioxidant supplements will improve their chances, a new review shows.
If Parents Ever Smoked, Teens May Be More Likely to Light Up

Teens of a parent who smoked -- even if the mother or father quit before the teen was born -- are more likely to smoke than those whose parents are nonsmokers, a new study finds.
Sugary Drinks Tied to Preschoolers' Extra Pounds

Preschool children who regularly have sugary drinks tend to pack on more pounds than other youngsters, a large study of U.S. children suggests.
Mother's Asthma During Pregnancy May Raise Child's Health Risks

A large new study of Danish women has tied a mother's asthma during pregnancy to a higher risk for developing a wide range of childhood diseases among her offspring.
Stomach Bug Outbreak Source in Two States Traced to Mexican Farm

The source of a widespread stomach bug outbreak has been traced in at least two states to a Mexican farm that supplied salad mix to Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants, U.S. health officials report.
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