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Health News for 10/29/13

October 29, 2013

Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips From an ER Doc

There's no trick to keeping children safe on Halloween; it just takes some basic precautions to make sure the evening is a treat, an expert says.
Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Arthritis?

Your risk for developing the pain and stiffness of arthritis grows as you get older. While that's beyond your control, other risk factors can be prevented.
Health Tip: Getting Rid of Refrigerator Odors

Cleaning out your refrigerator regularly can help get rid of germs and odors.
Breast Cancer Diagnosed at Later Stage in Rural Patients: Study

Breast cancer patients who live farther away from comprehensive cancer centers are more likely to be diagnosed with later-stage disease, according to new research.
Reports of U.S. Cases of Flesh-Eating Drug Questioned

Has the new "flesh-eating" drug of abuse known as krokodil reached the United States?
Overuse Injuries May Rise When Kids Specialize in One Sport

Children and teens who spend twice as much time playing organized sports -- especially a single sport -- than they do in free play are more likely to be injured, according to new research.
Poverty May Harm a Child's Brain Development, Study Suggests

Growing up poor might take a toll on a child's brain development, a new study suggests.
Sunny Regions Reflect Lower ADHD Rates: Study

Sunny days can be a big distraction for those who are tethered to their desks, but a new study suggests that sunlight may actually lower the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Lupus More Likely to Affect Young, Black Women, Study Finds

Young, black women are at higher risk for lupus and suffer more life-threatening complications than white women, a new study says.
Gardening, Housework May Help Boost Your Heart Health

Activities such as gardening, do-it-yourself projects and housework may be as good as formal exercise when it comes to reducing the risk for heart attack and stroke, Swedish researchers say.
Health Highlights: Oct. 29, 2013

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