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Health News for 11/27/13

November 27, 2013

Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Learning Disability

Having a learning disability is challenging for a child, and parents must do their best to help boost self-esteem.
Health Tip: Practice Fire Safety During the Holidays

With candles, dry trees and wreaths scattered throughout the home, the holidays pose an increased risk of fire.
Parents Who Set, Stick to Rules May Help Kids Stay Slim

Parents who set firm rules about behaviors like TV viewing, dinner time and physical activity tend to have children of healthier weights, a new Australian study finds.
Long-Banned Chemicals May Still Interfere With Seniors' Thinking

Seniors with higher levels of PCBs in their bodies have poorer mental abilities than those with lower levels of the toxic chemicals, a new study finds.
Expert Serves Up Turkey Tips for a Healthy Holiday

A big part of having a happy and healthy Thanksgiving is making sure you correctly thaw, clean, cook and store the turkey, an expert says.
Brain Researchers Spot Decision-Making Center in Rats

A brain region that is involved in decision-making has been pinpointed by researchers.
Even When Breast Cancer Gene Test Is Negative, Risk Can Persist: Study

Women with a family history of breast cancer often want to get tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations linked to the disease.
Fizzy Drugs May Pose a High-Salt Danger, Study Suggests

The high salt content of fizzy medications like Alka-Seltzer could pose a threat to people with heart disease, according to a new study.
Exercise May Not Stave Off Holiday Weight Gain

Hoping to counter all those Thanksgiving calories with extra exercise?
Study Sheds Light on Link Between Pesticides, Parkinson's

Researchers have identified a genetic mutation that increases the risk of Parkinson's disease linked to pesticides.
Health Highlights: Nov. 27, 2013

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