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Health News for 07/29/14

July 29, 2014

Wider Face May Give You an Edge in Negotiations

Successful negotiations may depend on more than diplomacy. When it comes to negotiating, men with wider faces may have an advantage, according to a new study.
Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study

Quitting smoking is harder for people with depression, according to a new review.
It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says

Decorative contact lenses may seem like a fun accessory, but if you're not careful, they can cause serious eye damage.
Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study

When most children take on a task, various brain connections fire up. But scans showed less of this neuro-boosting activity in kids with autism, according to a small new study.
Health Highlights: July 29, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging, Study Finds

Exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep can protect the body against the negative effects of stress and slow down the aging process at a cellular level, researchers report.
'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism

Treating certain adult autism patients with just a single dose of the hormone oxytocin quickly improved their ability to judge facial expressions and emotions, Japanese researchers report.
Health Tip: Grill Fruits and Veggies

Want to enjoy some warm-weather grilling while eating food that's healthy? Grill up some fresh summer fruits and vegetables for a delicious twist to your menu.
Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Exercise

You know you need to get your kids off the couch for some exercise, but do you know why physical activity is so essential?
Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts

Healthy women at low risk of cardiovascular disease may be able to take hormone replacement therapy soon after menopause for a short time without harming their hearts, according to a new study.
Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students

Elementary school students seem to be satisfied with the healthier school lunches being offered to them, according to a new study of school officials.
Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular Heartbeats

People who have dementia and heart rhythm irregularities are more likely to get a pacemaker than people without dementia, new research has found.
Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan

Runners may live an average three years longer than people who don't run, according to new research.
Heat Stroke a Greater Threat to Endurance Runners Than Heart Problems: Study

Endurance runners are far more likely to die of heat stroke than an undetected heart condition, according to a new study.
CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States

The deadly Ebola virus that continues to rage throughout West Africa poses little risk to Americans, U.S. health officials stressed Monday.
Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions

Scientists know it takes humans just milliseconds to look at someone's face and judge them good-looking or trustworthy.
FDA Expands Use of Imbruvica for Form of Leukemia

Approved use for Imbruvica (ibrutinib) has been expanded to include people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who have a deletion in chromosome 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday in a news release.

 

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