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Health News for 11/26/14

November 26, 2014

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Study Uncovers Vultures' Gastronomical Secrets

Vultures have developed highly specialized ways of dealing with the toxic bacteria they ingest when eating dead animals, researchers report.
Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs?

Heartburn drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium may disrupt the makeup of bacteria in the digestive system, potentially boosting the risk of infections and other problems, a small new study suggests.
Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens

Youngsters who enter puberty early are at increased risk for depression, a new study suggests.
Daily Physical Activity May Help Lower Parkinson's Risk

A moderate amount of physical activity in your daily life may reduce your risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study.
Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse

Teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications are much more likely to abuse those drugs than other teens, a new study warns.
ER Visits on the Rise, Study Reports

The number of emergency department visits in the United States rose from about 130 million in 2010 to a record 136 million in 2011, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

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