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Health News for 08/30/13

August 30, 2013

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Mellow Music May Help Stave Off Road Rage

A quick switch to mellow music in the car may make you a safer driver, researchers say.
Health Tip: At Risk for Alzheimer's?

Researchers believe they've identified at least some of the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease. While there are some factors that you have no control over, you may be able to influence some potential triggers.
Health Tip: If Your Child Has Diabetes

Children with diabetes should be able to participate in field trips and after-school activities, as long as parents take precautions to help keep them safe.
Whole Fruits Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk

It's no secret that fruit is good for you. But what kind? A new study links whole fruits -- especially blueberries, grapes and apples -- to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, but suggests that fruit juices may actually raise the risk.
New Moms, the Obese Prone to Flu Complications, Analysis Finds

A new analysis finds that new mothers and obese people are at higher risk of complications from severe cases of the flu.
Black Women Less Likely to Get HPV Vaccine: Study

New research finds that black women are less likely to get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection that can cause cervical cancer.
Ocean Plume from Japan Nuke Disaster Will Reach U.S. by 2014

Within three years of the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown that was triggered by a tsunami in Japan in March 2011, the radioactive ocean plume resulting from the disaster will reach the shores of the United States, researchers say.
Alcohol Dominates in Pop Music Lyrics: Study

Today's popular music often celebrates excessive drinking as a fun, beneficial pastime, even highlighting select booze brands in many lyrics, a new study finds.
For Teens, Favorite Tunes May Impair Driving

Music may soothe the savage beast, but a new study argues that novice teenage drivers who rock out to a playlist of favorite tunes may end up with impaired motor skills.
Glass of Wine a Day May Ward Off Depression, Study Suggests

In the same way that a little wine may be good for the heart, it might also help avoid depression, a Spanish study suggests.
In Showdowns Between Sexes, Male Ego Bruises Easily

Men tend to feel worse about themselves when their wives or girlfriends succeed, with their self-esteem sagging rather than basking in the glory of their partners' accomplishments.
Health Highlights: Aug. 30, 2013

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