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Health News for 12/04/13

December 04, 2013

Health Tip: Prevent Headaches in Teens

Headaches are common among teenagers, whose busy and irregular schedules can be a prime factor.
Health Tip: Toys to Avoid for Young Children

Toys with straps or strings -- even guitar straps -- can pose a strangulation hazard for young children.
Could Good Manners Help Spur Holiday Weight Gain?

Politeness and consideration for fellow diners could play a role in holiday weight gain, a new study suggests.
Study: Pollen Allergies May Raise Risk for Blood Cancers in Women

Women with pollen allergies may be at increased risk for blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, a new study suggests.
Healthy Blood Flow Seen a Year After Face Transplants

The blood vessels in face transplant patients reorganize themselves after the procedure, researchers report.
Frequent Mammograms Tied to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Spread

Breast cancer patients who have mammograms every 12 to 18 months have less chance of lymph node involvement than those who wait longer, therefore improving their outlook, according to an early new study.
Deciphering the DNA of Alzheimer's Patients

Data that details every gene in the DNA of 410 people with Alzheimer's disease can now be studied by researchers, the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced this week.
Many at Risk for Diabetes and Don't Know It, Study Finds

New research shows that many Americans who are at risk for type 2 diabetes don't believe they are, and their doctors may not be giving them a clear message about their risk.
More Than 6 Percent of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds: Survey

Slightly more than 6 percent of U.S. teens take prescription medications for a mental health condition such as depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new survey shows.
Health Highlights: Dec. 4, 2013

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