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Health News for 11/27/12

November 27, 2012

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Health Tip: Treating Bronchitis

Bronchitis is a viral or bacterial infection that causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes, making breathing more difficult.
Health Tip: What's Behind Frequent Nosebleeds?

Nosebleeds are common during childhood, especially during the preschool years. Though they can be scary, they usually aren't caused by a serious problem.
Women With Dense Breasts Open to Additional Cancer Screening: Study

Women with dense breasts who undergo routine mammograms would be open to additional screening tests for breast cancer, a new study finds.
Abused Elderly Likely to Have Brain, Head and Neck Injuries

Elderly people who are abused are more likely to have brain, head and neck injuries than those who suffer accidental injuries, according to a new study.
Study: Chest CT Scans May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Use of medical imaging has surged in the past decade, and now a new study suggests the trend carries a risk: Having multiple cardiac and chest CT scans may increase the chances of breast cancer, researchers report.
More Cancers May Be Missed Under Latest Mammogram Guidelines

The contentious U.S. guidelines that recommend fewer mammograms for most women could lead to lower screening rates and a dip in breast cancer detection, two new studies suggest.
Diabetes Rates Higher in Countries Using Lots of High Fructose Corn Syrup: Study

In the United States and elsewhere, high fructose corn syrup is ubiquitous in soft drinks, sweet baked goods and many processed foods. But a new study shows that as a nation's rate of fructose intake rises, so do levels of type 2 diabetes.
U.S. Kids Getting Enough Sleep After All: Survey

Despite concerns to the contrary, American children do seem to be getting adequate sleep, a new analysis reveals.
Health Highlights: Nov. 27, 2012

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