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Health News for 09/26/13

September 26, 2013

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Health Tip: Prevent Food Poisoning in Baby Food

Babies are at greater-than-average risk for foodborne illness because their immune systems are still developing.
Health Tip: Prevent Burning and Scalding

Kids aren't always aware of the dangers of burns and scalding, so it's up to parents to help keep their children safe.
Severe Blood Infections During Childbirth on Rise in U.S. Women

In a disturbing trend, rates of severe sepsis and deaths from sepsis during childbirth rose sharply in the United States over a 10-year period, a new study reveals.
EPA Suggests Safer Flame Retardants

Safer alternatives to a toxic flame retardant chemical are presented in a new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Gel May Offer Simple Treatment for Newborns With Low Blood Sugar

An easy-to-use gel containing dextrose -- a form of sugar -- may be an effective way to treat low blood sugar levels in newborns, new research finds.
Researchers Tie Increased Throat Cancer Cases to HPV Infection

The sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) may be behind the sharp rise in cases of throat and mouth cancers among young American adults, researchers say.
Common Diabetes Drugs May Carry Risk, Study Suggests

Diabetes patients who take drugs called sulfonylureas as an initial therapy have a higher risk of death than those who take the diabetes drug metformin, a new study says.
Blood Thinner Dangerous for Patients With Artificial Heart Valves, Study Finds

When used by patients with mechanical heart valves, the blood thinner Pradaxa raises the risk of both dangerous clots and bleeding around the heart, a new study says.
'Cycling' Antibiotics Might Help Combat Resistance, Study Suggests

Doctors might be able to overcome antibiotic-resistant bacteria by swapping out the antibiotics used to treat a patient, providing a "one-two" punch that keeps the germs reeling, a new Danish study suggests.
Could Obesity Help Older People With Type 2 Diabetes?

Older obese people with type 2 diabetes appear to have a lower death rate than younger people who have diabetes and weigh less, a new study finds.
Big Breakfast May Be Best for Diabetes Patients

A hearty breakfast that includes protein and fat may actually help people with type 2 diabetes better control both their hunger and their blood sugar levels.
Health Highlights: Sept. 26, 2013

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