Health Tip: Help Your Child Give Up Thumb Sucking
(HealthDay News) -- If your child is ready to stop sucking the
thumb, there are things you can do to ease the transition.
Health Tip: Exercise for Stress Relief
(HealthDay News) -- Exercise is a great way to stay fit, and to
Seat Belts, Air Bags May Save Your Kidneys
FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Air bags and seat belts
help protect the kidneys from damage during car accidents, new
Hookahs Not a Safe Alternative to Cigarettes, Study Shows
FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke
hookahs inhale significant amounts of nicotine and compounds that
can cause cancer, heart disease and other health problems, a new
Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer Nearly Twice as Common in Black Women: Study
FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black women are nearly
twice as likely as white women to be diagnosed with a hard-to-treat
breast cancer known as triple-negative breast cancer, a new study
Injuries From Swallowed Magnets on the Rise in Kids, Study Finds
FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of new
and stronger magnet toys being sold has increased, so has the
number of kids who have suffered serious injuries after swallowing
a magnet, according to new research.
Sperm, Semen Defects May Be Linked to Shorter Life Spans
FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men rendered infertile
due to defects in their semen and sperm are more likely to die
early than men with normal semen, new research suggests.
Surgery Isn't Only Option for Women With Ovarian Cancer Genes
FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding, birth
control pills and having fallopian tubes tied may help reduce
ovarian cancer risk in women with BRCA gene mutations, a new review
Using Internet, Apps to Manage Blood Pressure Has Dangers: Study
FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who turn to the
Internet or iPhone apps for help in controlling their blood
pressure may be led astray in some cases, two preliminary studies
People With High Blood Pressure Often Have a 'Salt Tooth'
FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High salt intake is a
known risk factor for high blood pressure and stroke, so experts
say it's concerning that a new study finds people with high blood
pressure tend to prefer saltier foods.
Health Highlights: May 16, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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