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Health News for 11/23/10

November 23, 2010

Health Tip: Don't Ignore Fingernail Abnormalities

An abnormality in all or some of your fingernails can signal a potentially serious medical condition.
Health Tip: Treating an Ear Infection

Children who get ear infections often end up in a lot of pain and discomfort.
Work Teams Who Share Negative Emotions Better at Problem-Solving

Work teams who openly express their negative feelings share more information, have greater solidarity and are better at solving complicated analytical problems, a new study has found.
Nerve Tissue Cancer More Often Fatal for Non-White Kids

Black, Asian American and Native American children with neuroblastoma are more likely to die after treatment than white or Hispanic children with this type of cancer, which forms in nerve tissue.
Low-Income Families Hit Harder by High Deductibles

Low-income American families with high-deductible health plans are more likely to delay or forgo medical care due to cost than high-income families with similar coverage, a new study finds.
Practicing Moving to Music May Help Elderly Avoid Falls

Exercising to music reduces the risk of falls among elderly people, researchers have found.
Children Born 'Late Pre-Term' More Prone to Low IQ

Being born just a few weeks early might have a long-term impact on a child's IQ and ability to pay attention, new research suggests.
Implanted Heart Devices Have 'Real-World' Benefits: Study

Implantable devices designed to control heart rhythm and efficiency while preventing sudden death among heart failure patients are as effective at ensuring patient survival in real-world situations as they are in controlled study environments, new research suggests.
Shots, Hygiene Can Help Shield Kids From Flu

There are a number of ways parents can protect their children during flu season, experts say.
Airport Body Scanners Safe, Experts Say

With this coming Wednesday the busiest travel day of the year, many Americans will soon be subjected to radiation-emitting body scanners at the nation's airports.
Statins OK for Patients With Abnormal Liver Function: Study

Long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statins does not increase the risk of liver disease in patients with abnormal liver function, and can actually improve liver function, according to a new study that challenges widespread belief.
Less Invasive Lung Cancer Staging Looks Promising

A less invasive method for finding out whether lung cancer has spread to the lymph nodes could prevent many unnecessary operations, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Nov. 23, 2010

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Daily Pill Lowers Odds for Infection With HIV

A pill a day cut the risk of HIV infection by almost 44 percent in those at highest risk for contracting the virus, namely sexually active gay and bisexual men, a new study finds.
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 23, 2010

Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of
Exercise Combo Best for Type 2 Diabetes

Variety in your workout routine may be key to optimal diabetes management, new research suggests.
Toys Getting Safer, But Dangers Still Lurk: Report

Progress has been made, but a number of dangerous or toxic toys are still found on store shelves in the United States, according to the 25th annual Trouble in Toyland report released Tuesday by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG).



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