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Health News for 04/21/11

April 21, 2011

Health Tip: Yoga Can Help Your Health

No matter what style of yoga you prefer to practice, it's a great exercise that offers a number of physical and mental health benefits.
Health Tip: Give Acne the Boot

Acne and blemishes on the skin can affect self-esteem, but there are ways to keep skin clear and acne at bay.
Corticosteroid Creams Safe for Kids With Eczema: Study

Long-term use of topical corticosteroids to treat children with the skin condition known as eczema doesn't cause any major negative side effects, according to a new study.
Chronic Kidney Disease Tied to Heart Problems in Elderly

Chronic kidney disease is common among Americans over 80 years of age and is often linked with heart disease, a new study says.
When Size Matters, Men Can Turn to Penile Extenders: Study

For men who believe size matters -- and that their penises don't measure up -- success can be found in certain non-surgical penile lengthening treatments, a new study analysis by Italian researchers contends.
Babies' Persistent Fussiness Could Mean Behavioral Woes Ahead

Excessive sleeping, feeding or crying troubles during infancy are associated with a greatly increased risk for behavioral problems later in childhood, research suggests.
Poverty Can Hinder a Child's Cognitive Development, Study Says

Persistent poverty harms the cognitive development of children, but family instability has no effect, a new study suggests.
U.S. Parents Want Kids More Active During School Day: Poll

A new poll finds that almost all parents of young children believe it's important for elementary school kids to get exercise during each school day. However, one-third said their children don't get enough physical activity at school.
Higher Death Rates Seen in Central Line Dialysis Patients: Study

Doctors should avoid delivering hemodialysis to kidney failure patients through a central line catheter because that method is associated with a higher risk of death shortly after beginning dialysis, a new study contends.
Behavioral Therapy May Reduce Tourette Tics, Symptoms

Tics and other problems plaguing people with Tourette syndrome can be significantly reduced with relaxation techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy, according to a small new study.
Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQ in Kids

Three new studies draw a link between prebirth exposure to a class of pesticides widely used on food crops and lower intelligence scores in children.
Gut Bacteria Falls Into Three Major Types

Just like eye color or blood type, the bacteria that flourish in the gut can also be used to categorize humans, new research finds.
Health Highlights: April 21, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Smoke-Free Laws Moving Ahead in U.S.

Smoking bans in workplaces, restaurants and bars across the United States are now in place in half the states, and all such venues across the country could be smoke-free by 2020, government researchers reported Thursday.
Student Bullying Linked to Family Violence: CDC

Student bullies, their victims and bully-victims -- those who are victimized and also engage in bullying -- face a broad range of health risks, including family violence and intentional self-harm, a new U.S. study finds.
Newer 'Pill' Linked to Higher Risk of Blood Clots

Newer forms of birth control pills may carry a higher risk of serious blood clots than earlier oral contraceptives.
ACE Inhibitors Seem to Raise Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Two commonly used blood pressure medications seem to have opposite effects on the chances of breast cancer recurring in women with a personal history of the disease.

 

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