People Seek Out Health Info When Famous Person Dies

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The deaths of well-known people offer an opportunity to educate the general public about disease detection and prevention, a new study suggests.

A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An occasional glass of wine might help keep your kidneys healthy, new research suggests.

Athletic Trainers First Line of Treatment for Young Basketballers: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High school basketball players in the United States suffered 2.5 million injuries over six seasons and athletic trainers dealt with many of them, a new study finds.

Early Sign of Kidney Disease Often Ignored, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too much protein in your urine -- an early sign of kidney disease and a risk factor for heart disease -- often goes undetected and untreated, a new study finds.

People With Kidney Disease Show Higher Cancer Risk in Study

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with moderate kidney dysfunction may face a higher risk of developing cancer than those with healthy kidneys, a large study suggests.

Health Highlights: April 23, 2014

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Health Tip: Signs Your Child Has An Overuse Injury

(HealthDay News) -- Children's bodies are still growing, which can make them more susceptible to overuse injuries as they enjoy sports and physical activity.

Health Tip: When Lifestyle Disrupts Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- Getting enough sleep is essential for good health, but there are lifestyle choices that can get in the way.

For Many Older Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study reminds men with erectile dysfunction that there's help out there that doesn't require a prescription: diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes.

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Size of Fetus May Affect Stillbirth Risk

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fetuses that are either too small or too large are at increased risk for stillbirth, a large new study says.

Glaucoma Drug May Help Reverse Obesity-Related Vision Loss

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat glaucoma eye disease can also help people with vision loss linked to obesity, a new study reveals.

Low Blood Sugar May Affect Heartbeat in People With Diabetes

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low blood sugar levels -- known as hypoglycemia -- in people with diabetes may cause potentially dangerous changes in heart rate, according to a small new study.

Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with abnormal connections between arteries and veins in the brain may be less likely to suffer a stroke or die if they don't undergo any procedures to correct the problem, new research suggests.

Two Drugs Work Equally Well for Epileptic Seizures in Kids: Study

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers comparing two drugs used to treat epileptic seizures in children -- lorazepam (Ativan) and diazepam (Valium) -- found no difference between them in safety or effectiveness.

New Drugs May Help Prevent Migraines

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental drugs may help prevent migraines in people who suffer multiple attacks a month, according to preliminary findings from a pair of clinical trials.

Spouse's Sunny Outlook May Be Good for Your Health

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage vows often include the promise to stick together for better or for worse, and research now suggests that when it comes to your health, having an optimistic spouse is better.

For Teen Drivers, Unruly Passengers May Be Greater Threat Than Phones

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teen drivers distracted by passengers' loud talking and fooling around are more likely to be involved in serious incidents than those distracted by technology such as cell phones, according to a new study.

Majority of Americans Support Obamacare Birth Control Provision: Survey

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 70 percent of Americans support the new health care law's mandated coverage of birth control, a nationwide study finds.

Fear Won't Boost Exam Scores: Study

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Students can't be scared into doing well on final exams, a new study shows.

Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows.

Health Highlights: April 22, 2014

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