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Health News for 02/24/14

February 24, 2014

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Health Tip: Learn the Signs of Whooping Cough

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a viral infection that can cause serious complications in children under age 1.
Health Tip: Depression and Heart Disease

The term "broken heart" usually describes a person who has lost a great love. Truth be told, feeling depressed cantake a toll on the heart, especially if you have heart disease.
Legal Drinking Age of 21 Saves Lives, Review Finds

A legal drinking age of 21 saves lives. And demands by some to lower the age limit should be ignored, a new review says.
Thyroid Tumors May Be More Dangerous for Cancer Survivors: Study

Thyroid cancer that develops after treatment for another type of cancer is more deadly than primary thyroid cancer, according to a new study.
Many Patients Have Pain After Heart Surgery, Study Finds

About one in 10 heart surgery patients has persistent pain for up to two years after the operation, a new study reveals.
Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Strikes Kids in California

A rare "polio-like syndrome" has caused paralysis in about 20 children from across California, according to a report released Sunday by physicians in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Kids' Checkups Should Include Cholesterol, Depression Tests, Doctors Say

Doctors should test middle school-age children for high cholesterol and start screening for depression at age 11, according to updated guidelines from a leading group of U.S. pediatricians.
FDA To Step Up Oversight of Indian Drug Makers

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that her agency would increase monitoring of drugs from pharmaceutical companies in India.
Health Highlights: Feb. 24, 2014

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