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Health News for 01/20/14

January 20, 2014

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Health Tip: Eat Breakfast

Considering skipping breakfast?
Health Tip: Coping With Strep Throat

Strep throat is a bacterial infection that is treated with antibiotics to kill the germs and prevent complications.
Scientists Explore Effect of Exercise on Prostate Cancer Patients

A new study offers a possible explanation of how exercise may improve outcomes for prostate cancer patients.
Testing for Smoke Exposure May Predict Rehospitalization for Asthma

Children exposed to secondhand smoke at home or in the car are more likely to return to the hospital within 12 months of hospitalization for asthma, a new study finds.
Extra Zzz's in Morning May Help Teens Stay Alert in Class

Delaying the morning school bell might help teens avoid sleep deprivation, according to a new study. Later school start times appear to improve teens' sleep and reduce their daytime sleepiness.
U.S. Children's Hospitals Vary Widely In Tonsillectomy Care

A tonsillectomy is one of the most routine surgeries for children, but what medication kids get during and after the procedure varies widely among U.S. hospitals, a new study finds.
Sunlight Might Be Good for Your Blood Pressure: Study

Sunlight is known to lower blood pressure, but now a team of British researchers has figured out why.
'Sleep Hormone' Tied to Possible Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

A link may exist between the sleep hormone melatonin and prostate cancer, according to a new study. But experts say it's too early for men to start popping melatonin supplements to help prevent the disease.
Zest for Life Can Be a Moving Experience

Happier seniors can look forward to greater mobility as they age than their gloomier peers, new research suggests.
Health Highlights: Jan. 20, 2014

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