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Health News for 01/07/14

January 07, 2014

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Health Tip: Food Safety During a Power Outage

One of the first things on your mind after your power goes out is "what happens if my food spoils?"
Health Tip: Understanding Age Spots

Age spots, sometimes called "liver spots," are brown, flat spots that appear on the skin.
Labeling Food With 'Stop' or 'Go' Colors Might Spur Healthier Diet

Hospitals might be able to coax cafeteria customers to buy healthier food by adjusting item displays to have traffic light-style green, yellow and red labels based on their level of nutrition, new research suggests.
Preemies' 'Excessive' Crying Tied to Risk of Behavior Problems Later

Premature babies who cry a lot may be more likely than other preemies to have behavior problems by the time they reach preschool, a new study suggests.
Kids' Suicide Risk Similar for All Newer Antidepressants: Study

When it comes to treating depression in children, newer antidepressants all seem to carry about the same risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, a new study shows.
Temporary Fever May Occur When Kids Under 2 Get 2 Shots at Once

Young children who receive flu and pneumococcal vaccines at the same time are at increased risk for temporary fever, a new study reports.
U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Again: Report

The rate of cancer deaths among Americans continues to decline, according to a new report. Over the last 20 years, the overall risk of dying from cancer has dropped 20 percent, researchers found.
Breast-Feeding Might Reduce Moms' Odds of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Women who breast-feed may have a lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis later in life, new research suggests.
Health Highlights: Jan. 7, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
The Cold, Hard Truth About Surviving Bitter Winter Weather

The record-shattering cold weather that's gripping much of the United States can pose extreme health risks, doctors warn.

 

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