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Health News for 04/19/14

April 19, 2014

If Kids Think Someone's Watching, They're More Likely to Wash Their Hands

Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent infectious diseases, and placing cameras over sinks might boost youngsters' hand hygiene, new research suggests.
Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

While doing their spring cleaning, families will use a wide range of products that can cause accidental poisonings, an expert says.
Extroverts Happier Regardless of Culture, Study Finds

Being outgoing makes you happier no matter where you live, a new international study says.
Restaurants in Poor Areas Push Unhealthy Foods, Study Finds

Restaurants near public housing developments tend to offer unhealthy meals, a new study finds.
How to Make 'Low-Cal' Menu Options More Palatable

Many people ignore restaurant foods labeled "low-calorie" because they think they'll be unsatisfying, a new study shows.
Stress Tied to Worse Allergy Symptoms

Stress may trigger symptom flare-ups in people with seasonal allergies, a new study suggests.
Nurses' Experience Key to Better Patient Care, Study Says

Patients may get the best care when treated in hospital units staffed by highly experienced nurses, a new study shows.
Ragwitek Approved for Adult Ragweed Allergy

Ragwitek has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat allergy to short ragweed among adults aged 18 to 65.
More People Worldwide Eating 'Healthy' Fats, Study Finds

Levels of healthy fats in people's diets worldwide increased over the past two decades, while their intake of harmful fats stayed about the same, a new study finds.
Happy Couples Nestle Together at Night, Survey Finds

Your sleeping position with your significant other offers clues about the quality of your relationship, according to a new study.
Scientists Probe What Makes People Get Their Groove On

Whether you bust a move, get jiggy with it or just tap a toe or two, something about certain types of popular music makes you want to set your body in motion.
Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

After weight-loss surgery, many patients report changes in appetite, taste and smell, a new study says.
So-Called 'Apple Shape' Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: Study

Body shape -- whether a woman is wide at the waistline -- is not in itself a risk factor for breast cancer, according to a large new study.
Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients

A group of widely used sedatives increases the risk of serious breathing problems in older people with the lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study says.

 

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