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Health News for 04/02/14

April 02, 2014

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Health Tip: Avoid Weight Gain During Menopause

Menopausal women are more prone to weight gain, particularly in the abdominal area, due to the many hormonal changes they face.
Health Tip: Keep Your Back Healthy

To help reduce your risk of a back injury, start with living a healthier lifestyle.
Nearly Three-Quarters of U.S. Seniors Have Living Wills

A record number of elderly Americans have living wills that explain their wishes for end-of-life medical care or appoint a surrogate medical decision maker, a new study finds.
More Doctors Than Consumers Favor Legalizing Medical Marijuana: Survey

The legalization of medical marijuana has more support among U.S. doctors than among consumers, a new survey found.
For Greater Happiness, Spend Your Money on 'Life Experiences': Study

Buying so-called "life experiences" makes Americans happier than material goods such as cars, but they tend to favor the latter in the mistaken belief that they provide better value, according to a new study.
More Evidence That Probiotics Won't Ease Baby's Colic

Giving a commonly used probiotic to babies who have colic doesn't seem to help ease their discomfort at all, a new Australian study finds.
White House: 7.1 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance

An 11-hour surge of consumers signing up for health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act pushed the number to 7.1 million participants as the first enrollment period came to a close Monday, the White House announced Tuesday.
CDC Salt Guidelines Too Low for Good Health, Study Suggests

Don't toss out your salt shaker just yet: A new analysis from Denmark finds current recommended salt guidelines may be too low.
College Football Players Have Stiffer Arteries, Study Finds

College freshmen football players show signs of having stiffer blood vessels than their leaner peers who don't play football, according to new research.
Jury Still Out on Benefits of Vitamin D

Two new reports that analyzed research on vitamin D supplements found there's no reason to get excited yet about any possible health benefits.
Health Highlights: April 2, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill

Just in time for the spring allergy season, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new under-the-tongue pill to treat hay fever caused by certain grass pollens.

 

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