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Stay Warm This Winter to Protect Your Health

During cold weather, people are at increased risk for a dangerous drop in body temperature, called hypothermia. And that can lead to heart attack, kidney problems, liver damage and even death, the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA) cautions.
Teens, Young Adults Most Likely to Go to ER After Car Accidents: Report

In a finding that won't surprise many parents, a new government analysis shows that teens and young adults are the most likely to show up in a hospital ER with injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident.
Tamiflu Cuts 1 Day Off Average Flu Bout, Study Finds

A review of the data suggests that the antiviral drug Tamiflu shortens the length of flu symptoms by about a day, and reduces the risk of flu-related complications such as pneumonia.
More Measles Cases Seen in January Than in Typical Year: CDC

The United States has seen more cases of measles in January than it usually does in an entire year, federal health officials said Thursday.
Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC

After a rough start to the flu season, the number of infections seems to have peaked and is even starting to decline in many parts of the nation, federal health officials reported Thursday.
Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds

A cluster of 12 Colorado children are suffering muscle weakness and paralysis similar to that caused by polio, and doctors are concerned these cases could be linked to a nationwide outbreak of what's usually a rare respiratory virus.
Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles

In a development that could dramatically widen the scope of a measles outbreak that began last month at Disney parks in California, Arizona health officials said Wednesday that up to 1,000 people in that state may have been exposed to the highly infectious disease.
Nearly 1 in 10 Adults Skips Meds Due to Cost, CDC Says

Nearly one in 10 American adults don't take their medications as prescribed because they can't afford to, health officials reported Thursday.
Health Highlights: Jan. 29, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
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What does a parent do if you hear your child lament, "I'm fat?"

 

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