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Health News for 04/04/14

April 04, 2014

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Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Study

People with diabetes have double the risk of pancreatic cancer compared to people who don't have diabetes, according to a new analysis of 88 previous studies.
Health Tip: Talk to Kids About Strangers

It's important to teach children about personal safety and dealing with strangers in a way that is informative but not frightening.
Health Tip: Keep Your Breath Fresh

Bad breath can be caused by foods, such as onions or fish. But it can also signal a problem with the mouth, such as an infection or gum disease.
Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement

Jobs that make good use of your intellect might have another benefit down the line -- a sharper mind long after retirement.
Poor Sleep Tied to Mental Decline in Older Men

Poor sleep is tied to a higher risk of mental decline in older men, according to a new study.
Cutting Cigarette Scenes From TV Shows May Have Helped Reduce Smoking

Scenes of cigarette use have become less common on prime-time television shows, and it may be linked to reduced smoking rates in the United States, a new study suggests.
Caucasian Boys Most Prone to Color Blindness, Study Finds

Caucasian boys are the most likely to be color blind, while the risk is lowest in African-American boys, a new study finds.
Depression May Be Linked to Heart Failure

Depression may increase the risk of heart failure, a new study suggests.
Teens' Screen Time May Affect Their Bone Health: Study

Spending too much time sitting in front of screens may be linked to poorer bone health in teen boys, according to a new study from Norway.
Brief Whiplash Treatment Works as Well as Lengthy Therapy, Study Finds

Just one exercise education session works as well as expensive, long-term physical therapy in reducing pain in whiplash patients, a new study shows.
Health Highlights: April 4, 2014

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