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Health News for 09/22/14

September 22, 2014

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients

Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, may raise the risk of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) among patients with an underactive thyroid, a new study suggests.
Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds

Pediatricians, take note: Many American parents are aware of online physician-rating sites, and more than one-quarter have used them to choose a pediatrician for their children, according to a new national study.
Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study

Measuring how quickly a child's brain processes sounds might help identify the severity of autism, according to a new study.
Health Highlights: Sept. 22, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older

Pediatricians are urging that all children aged 6 months and older be vaccinated for the upcoming flu season.
Could Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?

It's something every pregnant woman wonders: What can I do to help ensure a healthy baby?
Newborn ICUs With Private Family Rooms Benefit Preemies: Study

Tiny preemies may fare better when newborn intensive care units (NICU) set up private rooms for parents to spend time with their infants, a new study finds.
E-Cigarettes Don't Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking: Study

New research raises doubts about the possible benefits of e-cigarettes for people with cancer.
Health Tip: Don't Fall for Food Safety Myths

Believing a myth about food safety can leave you with a nasty case of food poisoning.
Health Tip: Scrub Hands Thoroughly

To get rid of germs on your hands, you should make sure you're washing properly.

 

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