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Health News for 01/14/14

January 14, 2014

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Health Tip: Avoid Spreading the Common Cold

If you've caught a cold, a few precautions can help you recover and avoid spreading it to others.
Health Tip: Make Exercise Economical

The expense of joining a gym or taking a class can keep some people from exercising. But there are low- or no-cost options for getting fit.
When a Common Cold Becomes More Dangerous for Kids

Frequent colds are a normal part of young children's lives, but sometimes a stuffy nose becomes a more severe lung infection. Now, a new study clarifies some of the factors that put certain kids at greater risk.
Teen Boys Who Believe They're Underweight May Face Certain Risks

Teen boys who think they're too skinny are at increased risk for depression, and they're more likely to be bullied and use steroids, two new studies suggest.
Wednesday Is Deadline for Feb. 1 Coverage Under Obamacare

There's still time to enroll in a health insurance plan through one of the Affordable Care Act's new online marketplaces. And if you sign up by Wednesday, you'll have coverage starting next month.
Alternative Therapies Widely Used for Autism

Nearly 40 percent of preschoolers with autism are getting some kind of complementary or alternative therapy for their condition, with nutritional supplements and special diets being the most common things parents try, a new study shows.
Common Infant Vaccine Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Bowel Complication

Newer vaccines that protect against rotavirus have lower risks of bowel obstruction for infants than a previous vaccine did, two new studies suggest.
Health Highlights: Jan. 14, 2014

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