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Health News for 07/24/14

July 24, 2014

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Health Tip: Recovering After Knee Replacement

Recovering from knee replacement surgery takes time, and it's important to prepare your home before the operation.
Health Tip: Keep Youngsters Outside the Pool

Toddlers are so curious that they're naturally drawn to an unattended pool. That's a recipe for tragedy.
Young Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders?

Young children with strong reading skills may be on a fast track to a brighter future, a new study suggests.
Teenage Boys Want Intimacy, Not Just Sex, Survey Finds

The stereotype of the sex-crazed teenage boy may be dead wrong, according to a small study that asked boys what they really want from romantic relationships.
Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

Parents of obese children often don't view their kids as unhealthy or recognize the health consequences of excess weight or inactivity, according to a new study.
Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends

Even though its use is often advised by doctors, the painkiller acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- does not help treat lower back pain, according to a new Australian study.
Many Kids With Medicaid Use ER as Doctor's Office: CDC

Children covered by Medicaid, the publicly funded insurance program for the poor, visit the emergency room for medical care far more often than uninsured or privately insured youngsters, a U.S. survey finds.
More Than 10 Million People Gained Coverage Under Obamacare, Study Finds

A new study estimates that more than 10 million uninsured Americans gained health coverage over the past year due to the Affordable Care Act.
FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller

A new formulation of a powerful narcotic painkiller that discourages potential abusers from snorting or injecting the drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Health Highlights: July 24, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone Approved

Targiniq ER (oxycodone hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride extended release) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a long-term, around-the-clock treatment for severe pain when other therapies are ineffective or unavailable.

 

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