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Health News for 11/26/14

November 26, 2014

Spotting Hearing Problems in Infancy May Boost Reading Skills in Deaf Teens

Deaf teens have stronger language and reading skills if their hearing problems were detected at an early age, a new study suggests.
EPA Issues Tougher Rules on Ozone Emissions

New regulations to reduce emissions of the smog-causing pollutant ozone from power plants and factories were issued Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Your Dog Really Is Listening to You

While people have long believed their dogs understand what they're saying, a new study suggests they are processing the meaning and emotion of words in a human-like way.
Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows

Obesity is associated with close to 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide each year, and nearly two-thirds of obesity-related cancers occur in North America and Europe, a new report shows.
No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study

Taking acetaminophen, best known as Tylenol, during pregnancy or giving it to young children does not raise the risk of childhood asthma, a new study finds.
Weight Could Influence Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief

People with rheumatoid arthritis may be more likely to achieve remission if they maintain a healthy body weight, according to new research.
Health Highlights: Nov. 26, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Kick Unhealthy Eating Habits

Healthy habits are key to a healthier lifestyle and weight loss, but it's not always easy.
Health Tip: Plan a Healthy Thanksgiving Menu

While Thanksgiving usually is a time of indulgence, there are plenty of nutritious traditional foods.
Parents Need to Take Lead on Teen Concussion Prevention

Parents need to take an active role in protecting their children from sports concussions, an expert warns.
Most Americans With HIV Don't Have Virus Under Control, CDC Says

Fewer than one-third of Americans living with HIV had the virus under control in 2011, with many either not receiving regular medical care or unaware they carry the virus, a new U.S. study finds.
Full-Day Preschool Beats Part-Day for School Preparedness

Children who attend a full-day preschool program are better prepared for elementary school success than children who attend a part-day program, a new study has found.
FDA Panel Mulls Worth of Steroid Shots For Back Pain

An expert advisory panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will decide Tuesday whether to recommend that doctors stop giving steroid injections for back pain.
Infants With Eczema May Be More Prone to Peanut Allergy: Study

Exposure to peanut protein in household dust may increase the risk of peanut allergy in infants with the skin condition eczema, a new study reveals.

 

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