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Health News for 04/09/14

April 09, 2014

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Health Tip: Antihistamines Have Side Effects

Antihistamines can be effective in alleviating allergy symptoms, but they can also make you sleepy and cause other side effects.
Health Tip: Naptime for Toddlers

It's important to teach your toddler healthy sleep habits, experts say.
Obesity May Shorten Colon Cancer Survival

Colon cancer patients who were obese before their diagnosis may have an increased risk of dying from their cancer and other causes, a new study finds.
Men With Eating Disorders Often Ignore Symptoms

The widely held belief that only women experience eating disorders delays men with these conditions from getting treatment, a new British study says.
Aerobic Exercise May Help Older Women at Risk for Dementia

Regular aerobic workouts increase the size of the brain's memory area in older women and may help slow the progression of dementia, according to a small new study.
Free Drinking Water Available to Most U.S. Kids at School Lunch

Most schools meet a new U.S. government requirement to provide free drinking water for students during lunchtime, a new study finds.
Certain Prescription Painkillers Tied to Higher Risk of Irregular Heartbeat: Study

A long-term study suggests that older people who use common prescription painkillers, including prescription-strength ibuprofen, may be increasing their risk for developing a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation.
Naps Enhance Learning for Young Children, Study Says

Naps play a crucial role in helping infants and preschoolers remember things they've just learned, according to new research.
Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills: Report

While millions of Americans still feel hamstrung by medical expenses, a new government report shows that some people are getting relief.
Health Highlights: April 9, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Study Links Coffee to Lower Liver Cancer Risk

Researchers say they've discovered yet another reason to love coffee: A new study suggests that people who drink at least a cup a day have a lower risk of liver cancer compared to those who only indulge occasionally.

 

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