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Health News for 11/18/13

November 18, 2013

Health Tip: Exercise Advice for Those With Diabetes

Physical activity can help people with diabetes lose weight and better control their blood sugar, but there's a right time and place.
Health Tip: Eat Safely During the Holidays

Before you stuff the turkey or prepare holiday treats, make sure you take precautions to prepare your food and store it safely after the feast is over.
Transfusions During Hospital Transport May Help Trauma Patients Survive

Giving blood transfusions to severely injured patients while they're on the way to the hospital could save their lives, at least in the short term, new research suggests.
Kids' Cancer Treatments May Cause Heart Trouble, Study Says

Children who survive cancer often have treatment-related changes to their arteries that may put them at risk for heart disease while still in childhood, a new study says.
Heart Disease No. 1 Cause of Pregnancy-Related Deaths in California: Study

Heart disease is the top cause of pregnancy-related deaths in California, but almost one-third of those deaths could be prevented, a new study suggests.
Eyes Might Be Window Into Common Heart Disorder

Damage to the blood vessels of the eyes or kidneys might help identify people who are at raised risk for a common type of heart-rhythm disorder, a new study suggests.
Giving CPR for More Than 30 Minutes May Be Worth It

Experts agree that after someone's heart stops, the sooner CPR is started the better the chances of survival.
Antidote Might Reverse Complication From Blood Thinner Pradaxa

Scientists say they're close to having a treatment that can quickly reverse the effects of the anti-clotting drug Pradaxa when necessary.
Timely Surgery Tied to Better Outcomes After Hip Fracture

Having surgery as soon as possible after a hip fracture may reduce the risk of complications and death, a small new study suggests.
Program Helps Heart Patients Stick With Meds After Leaving Hospital

People who are hospitalized for a heart attack or angina are more likely to take their medication properly once they leave the hospital if they receive personal attention from a pharmacist, new research indicates.
Bedroom TV, Video Games Linked to Less Sleep in Boys With Autism

Exposure to television and video games could play a role in the sleep problems of children with autism, new research suggests.
New Study Paints Grim Health Picture for Obese Teens

Severely obese teens are at increased risk for a host of serious health problems as adults, including asthma, kidney disease and sleep disorders, according to a new study.
College Students Feel Pull of Cigarette Ads, Study Finds

The influence of just one cigarette ad can last for seven days and increases the risk of smoking among college students, according to a new study.
Fitness Linked to Lower Heart Attack Risk in Heart Disease Patients

Being physically fit can help prevent heart attacks and increase survival in people with stable coronary artery disease, a new study finds.
Breast Milk With Solid Foods Might Stave Off Allergies

Giving babies solid food while still breast-feeding, and waiting until 17 weeks to do so, might protect the infants from food allergies, British researchers say.
New Push by Doctors to Limit Antibiotic Use in Kids

American children get too many unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for upper respiratory infections, a medical group says. Now the organization is urging both providers and parents to take steps to ensure that antibiotics are used only when truly needed.
Text Message From Your Heart Doc: 'Take Your Medicine'

In the future, better care for heart patients may be just a text message away.
Weight Loss Can Combat Irregular Heart Beat, Study Says

Overweight or obese people can cut their risk of trouble with a potentially fatal irregular heart beat if they lose a lot of weight, a new study has found.
Health Highlights: Nov. 18, 2013

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