Fractures Take High Toll on High School Athletes
TUESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Fractures account for about
10 percent of all injuries suffered by U.S. high school athletes,
and can have a major physical, emotional and financial impact on
the young competitors, according to a new study.
Health Tip: Make Sure Kids Get Enough Water
(HealthDay News) -- Fever, vomiting and diarrhea can all lead to
dehydration, especially when under-the-weather little ones aren't
interested in eating and drinking.
Health Tip: Remove a Splinter
(HealthDay News) -- Even if a splinter doesn't hurt, you should
remove it properly without delay to prevent possible infection.
Teen Girls Who Smoke May Up Risk for Future Bone Disease
TUESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Teen girls who smoke may be
at greater risk for osteoporosis, according to a new study that
found girls who smoke build up less bone during this critical
growth period in their lives.
Study Supports Link Between Stress, Epileptic Seizures
TUESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have long thought
that stress plays a role in epileptic seizures, and new evidence
suggests that epilepsy patients who believe this is the case
experience a different brain response when faced with a
Heavy Smokers Cut Back the Most When Cigarette Taxes Rise: Study
TUESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Boosting cigarettes taxes
may cause heavy smokers to cut back more than lighter smokers,
researchers have found.
Severe Gum Disease May Be Linked to Impotence
TUESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a man, new
research suggests that brushing and flossing regularly could have
an impact on your sex life.
New Guidelines Urge Limiting Endoscopy for GERD
TUESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Heartburn can usually be
diagnosed and managed without the use of an invasive procedure
called an upper endoscopy, according to new recommendations for
'Synthetic Pot' Sending Thousands of Young People to ER: Report
TUESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- U.S emergency rooms tended
to more than 11,400 cases of drug-related health complications
specifically linked to the use of synthetic marijuana in 2010, a
new government report reveals.
Health Highlights: Dec. 4, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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