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Health News for 08/20/14

August 20, 2014

Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home

Leaving the car at home and getting to work by walking, cycling or public transit is good for your health, a new study indicates.
Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC

U.S. teen birth rates fell dramatically during the past two decades, plummeting 57 percent and saving taxpayers billions of dollars, a new government report shows.
Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain

A healthy lifestyle can help keep your brain sharp as you age, preventing cognitive decline.
Health Tip: Soothing Psoriasis on the Feet

Psoriasis causes red, itchy skin plaques that commonly affect the bottoms of the feet.
Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report

Lupus and other rheumatic diseases can cause neurological symptoms such as headaches and seizures, which can delay a correct diagnosis for months, a new report says.
Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some

Taking the widely used antibiotic clarithromycin may boost some patients' odds of dying from heart-related causes, a new study suggests.
All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for all pregnant women to get a flu shot.
Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

The weeks after a hospital discharge may be a great time to help smokers quit the habit, and one study suggests a particular program might help.
'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought

A rare birth disorder that dismantles a baby's immune system is twice as common as once believed, a new study of more than 3 million infants says.
Many With Schizophrenia Say They're Happy: Study

Even though schizophrenia is one of the most severe forms of mental illness, nearly 40 percent of people with the disorder say they're happy, new research contends.
2 Vaccines Help Cut Bacteria That Cause Meningitis, Study Finds

Two new vaccines can reduce the spread of meningitis by reducing the number of meningitis-causing bacteria that people carry, according to a new study.
Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly

Kidney injury can be added to the list of possible harms related to use of three antipsychotic medications often prescribed to treat behavioral symptoms of dementia in older adults, a new study finds.
For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds

Smoking while pregnant or around an infant has long been linked to development of asthma and allergies in young children. Now, researchers have found that the risk may persist into the teen years.

 

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