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Health News for 09/23/13

September 23, 2013

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Silence, Inaction May Compound Problem of Domestic Violence: Survey

Many Americans know victims of domestic violence or sexual assault but too few talk about the issue or take action to help victims, according to a new survey released Monday.
Health Tip: Keep Your Nails Clean

Keeping your fingernails and toenails trimmed and clean helps keep germs at bay and reduces your risk of infection.
Health Tip: Communicating With Kids

Communicating with your children can be a challenge, but there are things you can do to start the dialog.
Two Key Questions May Reveal Depression in Cancer Patients

A simple two-question survey can accurately screen cancer patients for depression, according to a new study.
'Superbug' MRSA Infections Aren't Dropping in Children: CDC

Although rates of infection with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are declining among American adults, the rates among children remain largely unchanged, a new government study finds.
Breast-Feeding Problems Common for First-Time Moms

The notion of new mothers easily and comfortably breast-feeding their newborns is challenged by new research that indicates nursing problems are a near-universal experience among first-time moms, and those reporting early concerns are nearly 10 times more likely to abandon breast-feeding within two months.
Could Immune Cell Discovery Lead to Universal Flu Vaccine?

An experiment based on the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic may have helped scientists move closer to developing a universal flu vaccine, according to a new study.
Health Highlights: Sept. 23, 2013

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