Health Tip: If Your Child is Constipated
(HealthDay News) -- Constipation among children often isn't
worth worrying about, and resolves on its own. But you shouldn't
ignore signs that the problem may be serious, and that your child
should be examined by a doctor.
Health Tip: Avoid Driving During Flood Warning
(HealthDay News) -- If the National Weather Service in your area
has issued a flood warning, experts say you should avoid driving
unless absolutely necessary.
Suddenly Health Insurance Is Notfor Sale
FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Darlene Tucker, an
independent insurance broker in Scotts Hill, Tenn., says health
insurers in her area aren't selling policies year-round
Oil-Swishing Craze: Snake Oil or All-Purpose Remedy?
FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Allison Bennett of
Palm City, Fla., plans to swish daily. Sloshing coconut oil around
her mouth for a quarter of an hour every day will make her teeth
whiter, she believes.
Scientists Probe What Makes People Get Their Groove On
FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you bust a
move, get jiggy with it or just tap a toe or two, something about
certain types of popular music makes you want to set your body in
Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery
FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After weight-loss
surgery, many patients report changes in appetite, taste and smell,
a new study says.
Happy Couples Nestle Together at Night, Survey Finds
FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your sleeping
position with your significant other offers clues about the quality
of your relationship, according to a new study.
So-Called 'Apple Shape' Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: Study
FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Body shape -- whether
a woman is wide at the waistline -- is not in itself a risk factor
for breast cancer, according to a large new study.
More People Worldwide Eating 'Healthy' Fats, Study Finds
FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of healthy
fats in people's diets worldwide increased over the past two
decades, while their intake of harmful fats stayed about the same,
a new study finds.
Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients
FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A group of widely
used sedatives increases the risk of serious breathing problems in
older people with the lung condition called chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study says.
Health Highlights: April 18, 2014
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