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November 11, 2011

Exclusive Breast-Feeding Not the Norm in U.S.

When something's been scientifically proven as good for the body -- nourishing, boosting disease-fighting ability and more -- you might think Americans would clamor to adopt it, especially when the bodies it helps are babies'.
Seek Help for Breast-Feeding Troubles, Young Mom Advises

Heather Goetsch couldn't figure out why breast-feeding hurt so much.
Health Tip: Managing Diabetes While Under Stress

Managing diabetes can be tough enough, but the challenge is even greater when you're under stress.
Health Tip: Recovering from Substance Abuse

If you've been abusing drugs, your doctor should be aware of your history and be involved in your recovery.
Helping Others Helps Teens Beat Substance Abuse

Helping others can reduce cravings for alcohol and drugs among teens undergoing substance abuse treatment, a new study suggests.
Flu Hits 90 Million Children Under 5 Each Year

Although it can be prevented with a vaccine, roughly 90 million children worlwide who are younger than 5 get the flu each year, resulting in about 1 million hospital admissions, a new study indicates.
Teachers Critical in Helping Abused Kids Succeed

With their teachers' help, children who have been abused can return to school and excel academically, according to a new study.
After Brain Injury, Oxygen Monitoring Vital, Study Finds

Low oxygen supply (hypoxia) increases the risk of death and major disability in people who suffer a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), a new study finds.
STD Complication May Double Infertility Risk

Repeated bouts of pelvic inflammatory disease increase a woman's risk of chronic pelvic pain and infertility, a new study says.
Poorer Americans See Sharper Health Declines With Age

Age-related declines in physical health occur more rapidly among poorer Americans, according to a new study.
Negative Anti-Smoking Ads Turn Off Anxious Viewers

Certain types of anti-smoking ads may not be effective for young adult smokers who are generally anxious, according to a new study.
ADHD Brain Changes Appear to Persist Into Adulthood

Adults who were diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as children have less gray matter in certain areas of their brains as adults than people who didn't have ADHD in their youth, researchers say.
High-Fiber Diet May Help Thwart Colon Cancer

Eating a high-fiber diet may reduce your risk of colorectal cancer, especially if the fiber is from cereal and whole grains, according to a new review.
Former Football Players' Brains May Benefit From Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle may help reduce football players' risk of cognitive problems later in life, a new study suggests.
Vaccine Cut Bacterial Strain Linked to Meningitis, Pneumonia

Vaccination has greatly reduced the incidence of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) among young children in the United States over the past 20 years, a new study finds.
Health Highlights: Nov. 11, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
New Guidelines Urge Cholesterol Check for All Kids Ages 9 to 11

All U.S. children between the ages of 9 and 11 should be screened for high cholesterol, according to new guidelines endorsed by the nation's leading group of pediatricians.
FDA Approves First Umbilical Cord Blood Product

The first product in the United States that uses human umbilical cord stem cells to treat disorders of the hematopoietic (blood-forming) system has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.



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