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Health News for 10/10/11

October 10, 2011

Health Tip: Choose a Day-care Provider Carefully

There are many questions to ask and numerous options to consider when choosing a day-care provider.
Health Tip: Help Yourself to Remember

Normal changes to the brain can cause a slight amount of memory loss as you get older.
Homosexuality Gaining Wider Acceptance in the U.S.

Younger generations are leading the way toward greater tolerance and social acceptance of gays and lesbians in the United States, according to new research.
Dull Tasks Tougher on the Entitled

People with a sense of entitlement are more likely to view dull tasks as a waste of their time, which makes it feel like time is passing slowly while they do these jobs.
When Others Dislike You, Your Pain Doesn't Matter

People are more sympathetic and receptive to the pain of likeable patients than those who are disliked, according to a new study.
Shift Workers Show Rise in Stress Hormone

Shift work or working odd hours can cause changes in stress hormone levels, especially when people start these schedules as young adults, according to a new Dutch study.
Everyday Stigma May Take Toll on Lesbians, Gays

The stigma and inequalities that lesbian, gay and bisexual people face on a daily basis can increase their stress level and affect their well-being, according to a new study.
Exercise Linked to Reduced Worker Productivity

Exercise may help workers feel less stressed, but it could also make them work less, a new study suggests.
Washing the Body 'Cleanses' the Mind

There may be some truth to the expression "cleanliness is next to godliness" after all, finds a new review of previously published studies.
After Stroke, Crossed Legs a Welcome Sign

The sooner people can cross their legs after having a stroke, the better their chances for recovery, new research suggests.
Chocolate Could Be Sweet Defense Against Stroke

In the latest research to tout the cardiovascular benefits of an already beloved food, Swedish scientists report that eating chocolate seems to lower a woman's risk of stroke.
Children's Chest Pain Rarely Cause for Alarm: Study

Chest pains that send children to health clinics are usually triggered by strained muscles, asthma, or even spicy pizza, and rarely by what parents fear most -- a life-threatening heart condition, a pediatric study reports.
Health Highlights: Oct. 10, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Dietary Supplements May Harm Older Women: Study

Far from being healthy, supplements such as multivitamins, minerals and folic acid may actually raise the odds for death in older women who take them, a new study suggests.
Restless Legs Syndrome May Boost Blood Pressure

Middle-aged women who suffer from a common condition called restless legs syndrome may be at increased risk of high blood pressure, U.S. researchers report.
New Alzheimer's Drug Shows Early Promise

An experimental Alzheimer's disease drug, gantenerumab, may help lower levels of amyloid plaque in the brains of people with the disease, an early clinical trial indicates.
Diabetes Education Seems to Help Improve Blood Sugar Control

Three new studies show that diabetes education and behavioral interventions can help lower blood sugar levels in people who are having trouble managing their diabetes.



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