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Parents of Children With Cancer Wary of Online Health Information

Apr 5, 2012

THURSDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of children with cancer often distrust online information about their child's illness and also fear what kind of information they might find, according to a new study.

Researchers from the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y., interviewed 41 parents ...

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Follow-Up Procedures Common in Women After Breast-Conserving Surgery

Apr 5, 2012

THURSDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Many breast cancer patients who have undergone breast-conserving surgery undergo follow-up diagnostic and invasive breast procedures, a new study says.

Breast-conserving surgery is the most common treatment for women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) breast ...

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False-Positive Mammogram Results May Turn Out Not to Be: Study

Apr 5, 2012

By Kathleen Doheny
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a false-positive result on their mammogram may be at higher long-term risk of developing breast cancer than those whose initial test is negative, according to a new Danish study.

However, the link between ...

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Nevada working to curb backroom doctors, dentists

Apr 5, 2012

By CRISTINA SILVA and KEN RITTER, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When their patient became ill from a buttocks enhancement injection, unlicensed caregivers Ruben Dario Matallana-Galvas and his wife, Carmen Olfidia Torres-Sanchez, fled to McCarran International Airport. They were arrested trying ...

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Doctors want to redefine autism; parents worried

Apr 5, 2012

By LINDSEY TANNER, Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — One child doesn't talk, rocks rhythmically back and forth and stares at clothes spinning in the dryer. Another has no trouble talking but is obsessed with trains, methodically naming every station in his state.

Autistic kids like these hate ...

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Infection Might Raise Blood Clot Risk for Older Adults: Study

Apr 5, 2012

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Infections, especially among older adults, may increase the risk of developing potentially dangerous blood clots, a new study suggests.

The clots are called venous thromboembolisms, and include the deep vein thromboses (DVTs)

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Sex Education Efforts Lagging in Schools, CDC Says

Apr 5, 2012

THURSDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- There's been little progress in recent years in boosting the number of American secondary schools that teach students how to prevent pregnancy and protect themselves against HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

That's the finding from ...

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U.S. Poultry Still Fed Banned Antibiotics: Report

Apr 5, 2012

THURSDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- There's evidence that a class of antibiotics that was banned for use in poultry in 2005 is still being used in U.S. poultry production, a new study says.

These antibiotics -- called fluoroquinolones -- are used to treat serious bacterial infections in people,

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Study Suggests Treating Dyslexia Before Kids Learn to Read

Apr 5, 2012

THURSDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment for dyslexia can begin even before children start learning to read, a new study suggests.

Researchers from Italy found that the learning disability may be linked to problems with children's visual attention. They said their findings could lead to ...

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Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis Early and Aggressively: Guidelines

Apr 5, 2012

THURSDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- More aggressive treatment for people in the early stages of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is among the most important changes recommended in updated American College of Rheumatology treatment guidelines.

This change is the result of emerging opinions that ...

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Texting in College Classrooms Common, Distracting

Apr 5, 2012

THURSDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- College students are texting frequently during class time, and that may interfere with their ability to pay attention and learn, a new study finds.

It included 190 University of Pittsburgh students who completed a questionnaire that asked them how many text ...

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Improved Stem Cell Line May Avoid Cancer Risk: Study

Apr 5, 2012

By Serena Gordon
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Developing stem cell lines that don't have cells that potentially grow into cancer has been one of the biggest challenges for stem cell therapies.

But researchers from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have generated a ...

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Hope for Romania baby born with stunted intestines

Apr 5, 2012

By ALISON MUTLER, Associated Press

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Baby Andrei has confounded doctors just by being alive: The tiny boy with twig-thin limbs was given just days to live when he was born with almost no intestines — eight months ago.

Now there's a glimmer of hope for another miracle.

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Health Highlights: April 5, 2012

Apr 5, 2012

  • Rising Painkiller Drug Sales Lead to Addiction Concerns
  • Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 93 People in 19 States: CDC
  • Education Level Affects Longevity: Study

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Rising Painkiller Drug Sales Lead to ...

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Depression, Anxiety Tied to Physical Disabilities in Seniors

Apr 5, 2012

THURSDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with psychological distress such as depression or anxiety are more likely to have physical disabilities, a new Australian study says.

Regular physical activity, however, can protect against such problems.

Researchers examined data from nearly 100,000 ...

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Health Tip: How to Avoid Secondhand Smoke

Apr 5, 2012

(HealthDay News) -- Secondhand smoke can cause illness and early death in adults and children who don't smoke.

The womenshealth.gov website offers some suggestions on how to reduce your exposure to secondhand smoke:

  • Ask smokers not to smoke in your home or car.
  • If you are near someone who is ...

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Health Tip: Traveling By Plane During Pregnancy?

Apr 5, 2012

(HealthDay News) -- If you travel by plane during pregnancy, take some extra time to ensure a more comfortable journey.

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists offers these suggestions:

  • Book an aisle seat, which can make it easier to get up, move around and stretch your legs.

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Green tea could cloud Olympic doping tests

Apr 5, 2012

By MARIA CHENG, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Olympic doping officials are considering whether to tweak their tests after a recent British study showed green tea might hide testosterone from the standard test used to spot it.

The study was a test in a lab dish so scientists aren't sure if the ...

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Prenatal care debate divides Nebraska Republicans

Apr 5, 2012

By GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The issues of illegal immigration and abortion have split Nebraska's Republican-dominated politics, with some conservatives supporting a plan to offer state aid to pregnant women in the country illegally and others arguing that doing so would ...

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