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Health News for 08/27/13

August 27, 2013

Health Tip: Kids Shouldn't Watch Too Much TV

Limiting how much and what type of TV your kids watch is important, as too much screen time can be harmful for kids, experts say.
Health Tip: Pack Safe School Lunches

As the kids head back to school, make sure you follow food-safety guidelines while packing their lunches.
High Cholesterol May Be Particularly Bad for Middle-Aged Men

Middle-aged men with high cholesterol levels are at greater risk for a first heart attack than similar women are, Norwegian researchers report.
Simple Strategies Aren't Always Enough for Bedwetting

While techniques such as fluid restriction can help some children who have problems with bedwetting, alarms and medications are more effective, a new study finds.
Spinal Fluid Test May Aid Early Detection of Parkinson's Disease

Testing for certain proteins in spinal fluid may help doctors diagnose Parkinson's disease earlier and determine how fast the movement disorder is likely to advance, according to new research.
Readmission Rates for Children May Not Reflect Hospital Performance

Unlike the case with adult readmissions, higher hospital readmission rates for children may not necessarily indicate poor quality of care, according to new research.
What Is 'Play' to a Child With Autism?

When free to choose, kids with autism pick games that engage their senses and avoid games that ask them to pretend, a new study finds.
Could Heavy Coffee Drinking Help Men Battle Prostate Cancer?

Men with a history of prostate cancer who drank four or more cups of coffee daily had a 59 percent lower risk of seeing their cancer worsen or return, a new study found.
Study May Explain Why Some Obese People Don't Get Diabetes

Obese people are generally believed to be at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease, but a new study suggests the risk may have more to do with inflammation than extra pounds.
Want to Spend Less? Shop in High Heels, Study Says

The higher your heels, the smarter the shopper you will be.
Health Highlights: Aug. 27, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Measles Outbreak Hits Texas Megachurch

A measles outbreak has sickened 21 members of a Texas megachurch, including a 4-month-old infant, and more cases are expected, according to local health officials.
FDA Approves 1st Topical Gel to Ease Redness of Rosacea

Patients with the common skin condition rosacea can now turn to the first topical gel aimed at easing the redness that comes with the ailment.



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