Sons of Absent or Abusive Fathers May Pick More Bar Fights: Survey
FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Men whose fathers were
abusive or absent are more likely to get into bar fights, a new
Health Tip: Make Kids Safe in the Sandbox
(HealthDay News) -- Kids love to have fun in the sand, but
parents should take steps to make sure that sandboxes aren't dirty
or contaminated and potentially harmful to kids.
Health Tip: Resolve to Meet Your Exercise Goals
(HealthDay News) -- Don't sit idly by as your New Year's
resolutions about exercise slip away with the passing months.
Many Parents Text, Phone With Kids in Car: Survey
FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly two-thirds of adults
use a cell phone when they're driving with children in the car, and
about one-third text, according to a new California survey.
Too Much Texting, Facebook Time May Lower College Women's Grades
FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Media use is a serious
distraction for college freshmen, with a new study finding young
women devote up to 12 hours daily on pursuits such as texting,
posting status updates and surfing the web.
Community Gardening May Reap Body Weight Benefit
FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- People with plots in
community gardens are less likely to be overweight or obese than
those who don't garden, a new study suggests.
Gorging at the Buffet Table? Tactics May Help You Eat Less
FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Few situations can trip up
someone who is watching their weight like an all-you-can-eat
HPV Vaccination Sends Genital Wart Cases Plummeting: Study
THURSDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- In the five years since
launching a nationwide human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination
program among girls between the ages of 12 and 26, Australia has
seen a huge drop in the number of cases of genital warts, new
Kids' Learning Disabilities May Have Multiple Causes
FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Up to 10 percent of
children -- two or three kids in every classroom -- are thought to
have learning disabilities, and a new review finds these
disabilities have complex causes and suggests possible
Mammo Rates Unchanged Despite Controversial Guidelines
FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- More than three years after
controversial new guidelines rejected routine annual mammograms for
most women, women in all age groups continue to get yearly
screenings, a new survey shows.
Health Highlights: April 19, 2013
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