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Health News for 01/11/13

January 11, 2013

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Health Tip: Antibiotic Resistance Is Dangerous

Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in some way to survive despite a person's use of an antibiotic.
Health Tip: If You Have a Cold

The common cold is caused by a virus, which means it shouldn't be treated with an antibiotic. But there are things you can do to feel better.
Avoid Pregnancy for a Year After Weight-Loss Surgery: Review

Women should wait at least one year after having weight-loss surgery before they try to get pregnant, researchers say.
Kidneys Sometimes Removed Needlessly in Patients With Rare Genetic Disorder

Too often, patients with a relatively rare genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis undergo unnecessary surgical removal of a kidney, experts say.
More Focused Radiation Treatment May Work Better Against Brain Tumors

Treating aggressive brain tumors called glioblastomas with smaller, more focused areas of radiation does not increase the likelihood of tumor recurrence, a new study finds.
Heart Muscle Cells Regenerate in Kids, Research Shows

Human hearts continue to generate new cells after birth, a finding that could lead to new ways to treat heart problems, researchers say.
Safe Ways to Relieve Your Young Child's Flu Symptoms

Flu season is especially bad in the United States this year, and young children with the flu tend to suffer more than others because they can't take over-the-counter medications to help relieve their symptoms.
Bullying Harms Kids With Autism, Parents Say

Nearly 70 percent of children with autism suffer emotional trauma as a result of bullying, according to a new study.
Marriage Might Lengthen Life

Here's yet another reason to get hitched and stay hitched: New research suggests that being single during midlife appears to raise the risk for premature death.
Health Highlights: Jan. 11, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Cancer Society Suggests CT Lung Screening for Heavy Smokers

New recommendations from the American Cancer Society say that older current or former heavy smokers may want to consider low-dose CT scans to help screen for lung cancer.
Research Reveals Which Learning Methods Get an 'A'

Students, get out those flash cards: A new study finds that they may be a better study option than some of the more popular methods -- such as highlighting or rereading material.

 

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