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Health News for 08/08/13

August 08, 2013

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Health Tip: Start Healthy at College

For many young men and women, college is the first chance to assume responsibility for their own health.
Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Melanoma?

Melanoma is a dangerous form of skin cancer. Knowing your risk factors may help prevent melanoma and detect it early.
Answers to Yes/No Questions Seen in Pupil Size: Study

People who are otherwise unable to communicate with others can answer yes or no questions with a simple system that measures changes in the size of their pupils, researchers say.
Quick Test May Help Prevent Hospital Delirium, Researchers Say

As many as one in five hospital patients develops severe confusion, or delirium, often prolonging hospital stays and increasing health care costs. Now, a simple test can help predict who's most at risk, a new study finds.
Urging Your Partner to Diet May Backfire

Urging a partner to diet may seem like a supportive thing to do, but a new study finds it can trigger unhealthy habits such as fasting and taking diet pills -- measures that can then lead to severe eating disorders.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Potential for Blood Clots, Study Suggests

Rheumatoid arthritis increases the risk of developing potentially fatal blood clots in the legs and lungs, according to new research from Taiwan.
Concussed Athletes May Not Be Good at Self-Reporting Recovery

Testing young athletes' memory and thinking skills after they've suffered a concussion is a more accurate way of assessing whether they have recovered, rather than relying on them to report symptoms, a new study suggests.
Early Discipline Tied to Less Use of Drugs, Alcohol in Teens

Correcting disruptive behavior in young children could help prevent them from using alcohol and drugs when they're teens, researchers report.
Probiotics Not Warranted for Seniors Taking Antibiotics: Study

Giving probiotics to older adults who are prescribed antibiotics does not reduce their risk of diarrhea, a new study finds.
Yawn and Your Dog Yawns With You

Yawn in the presence of your pooch and they're likely to yawn right back at you, a new study shows.
Many Kids With Asthma Live With Secondhand Smoke: CDC

Children with asthma who are exposed to secondhand smoke have more severe symptoms and more frequent outbreaks than other kids with asthma.
Health Highlights: Aug. 8, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Black Infants in U.S. Twice as Likely to Die as Whites: CDC

Survival odds for black American infants are considerably worse than for white babies, a new U.S. study finds.

 

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