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Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

Jul 24, 2014

By Kathleen Doheny
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of obese children often don't view their kids as unhealthy or recognize the health consequences of excess weight or inactivity, according to a new study.

The children of the families surveyed for the new ...

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Many Kids With Medicaid Use ER as Doctor's Office: CDC

Jul 24, 2014

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children covered by Medicaid, the publicly funded insurance program for the poor, visit the emergency room for medical care far more often than uninsured or privately insured youngsters, a U.S. survey finds.

And kids ...

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Young Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders?

Jul 24, 2014

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young children with strong reading skills may be on a fast track to a brighter future, a new study suggests.

Kids with above average reading skills may have higher intelligence levels as they get older, according to ...

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Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends

Jul 24, 2014

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even though its use is often advised by doctors, the painkiller acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- does not help treat lower back pain, according to a new Australian study.

The researchers found the drug ...

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Health Tip: Recovering After Knee Replacement

Jul 24, 2014

By Diana Kohnle, HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay News) -- Recovering from knee replacement surgery takes time, and it's important to prepare your home before the operation.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers this advice:

  • Make sure furniture spacing allows for easy movement via ...

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Health Tip: Keep Youngsters Outside the Pool

Jul 24, 2014

By Diana Kohnle, HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay News) -- Toddlers are so curious that they're naturally drawn to an unattended pool. That's a recipe for tragedy.

The Poolsafety.gov website says pool owners should take these precautions to keep curious youngsters safe:

  • Install around any pool or spa ...

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GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot

Jul 24, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Pharma giant GSK said Thursday it is submitting its malaria vaccine for regulatory approval to the European Medicines Agency.

The experimental shot is the most advanced candidate vaccine for malaria but results from previous trials have been disappointing. Research published in 2012 ...

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China lifts quarantine after man dies of plague

Jul 24, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — A nine-day quarantine imposed on parts of a northern Chinese city where a man died of bubonic plague has been lifted, China's official news agency reported Thursday.

A total of 151 people were under observation in the city of Yumen in Gansu province after authorities determined they ...

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Childhood traumas more common in military members

Jul 23, 2014

By The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape from troubled upbringings.

The study is the ...

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Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds

Jul 23, 2014

By Alan Mozes
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. servicemen are more likely to have been exposed to some form of childhood trauma than their civilian counterparts, a large, new survey suggests.

The finding seems to apply solely to military men, not women.

The research ...

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Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds

Jul 23, 2014

By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most blood cancer patients in the United States who need a bone marrow transplant can find an acceptable match through the National Marrow Donor Program, a new study has determined.

Depending on a patient's race or ...

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Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke, Study Says

Jul 23, 2014

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly checking the pulse of a stroke survivor may help prevent another stroke, researchers report.

"Screening pulse is the method of choice for checking for irregular heartbeat for people over age 65 who have never ...

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Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Skin Cancer

Jul 23, 2014

By Randy Dotinga, HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Painful or itchy skin lesions could be a warning sign of skin cancer, researchers report.

"Patients sometimes have multiple lesions that are suspicious looking, and those that are itchy or painful should raise high ...

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Dogs Can Get Jealous, Too

Jul 23, 2014

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jealousy may not be the sole domain of humans, with new research showing dogs can get downright possessive when it comes to the love of their master.

When their owners showed affection toward what was actually ...

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HIV Meds May Also Help Control Hepatitis C, Study Finds

Jul 23, 2014

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C, HIV antiretroviral therapy may help control both viruses, a small study suggests.

Researchers said doctors could use their findings to improve treatment ...

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Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls

Jul 23, 2014

By Amy Norton
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The timing of a girl's first menstrual period may be determined by hundreds, and possibly thousands, of gene variations, a new study suggests.

Researchers have identified over 100 regions of DNA that are connected to the ...

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Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped

Jul 23, 2014

By Randy Dotinga
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A powerful drug combo may not be as effective against cystic fibrosis as previously thought. New lab-based research on human cells suggests that one of the medications might stop the other from working properly.

However,

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Zydelig Approved for Three Types of Blood Cancer

Jul 23, 2014

By Scott Roberts, HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Zydelig (idelalisib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat relapsed forms of blood cancer, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (FL) and ...

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