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Health News for 08/23/13

August 23, 2013

A Mother's Hopes and Worries for Adult Sons With Autism

Judy Blake knows all too well the difficulties that children with autism face when transitioning to adulthood. That's because she has two sons with autism spectrum disorders who are now legally considered adults.
Health Tip: Choosing Canned Seafood

For cost and convenience, canned seafood can be a wise choice to help you eat more fish.
Health Tip: Help Manage ADHD

If your child has attention- deficit hyperactivity disorder, there are things you can do to help your child succeed.
Calcium Plus Vitamin D Won't Cure Joint Pain, Study Finds

Older women seeking a cure for swollen, painful joints likely will find that taking calcium and vitamin D supplements won't reduce the severity of their condition, a new study reveals.
Sleep Apnea Seen in Pregnant Women With Gestational Diabetes

Pregnant women with gestational diabetes may have an increased risk of obstructive sleep apnea, a small new study suggests.
Move More to Control Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Study

Most pregnant women don't get enough physical activity throughout the day to prevent excess weight gain, a new study finds.
Hospitals Increasingly Give Powerful Clot-Buster for Stroke

The use of a potentially lifesaving, clot-busting drug -- called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) -- to treat patients with ischemic stroke nearly doubled between 2003 and 2011, according to a large new study.
Allergies, Asthma Show Links to ADHD: Study

Boys diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more likely also to have asthma, allergies and skin infections than youngsters without ADHD, a new study finds, suggesting a possible link between these conditions.
Volunteering May Make People Happier, Study Finds

Volunteering may improve your mental health and help you live longer, a new review suggests.
Health Highlights: Aug. 23, 2013

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