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Health News for 02/19/13

February 19, 2013

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Health Tip: Using a Hot Tub

A hot tub can still breed germs, and due to its high temperature, should be used properly.
Health Tip: Take Good Care of Dentures

It's important to take good care of dentures and keep them clean, just like you would your natural teeth.
Early Exposure to Gluten May Help Babies Avoid Celiac Risk: Study

Modifying an infant's diet to include the protein gluten while the mother is still breast-feeding could lower the risk of celiac disease, a common intestinal disorder, according to a new Swedish study.
Emerging SARS-Like Virus Well-Suited to Attack Humans: Study

The new SARS-like "coronavirus" that first emerged in the Middle East can invade the lungs and immune system as easily as the common cold, according to a new study.
Health Highlights: Feb. 19, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Too Much Coffee in Pregnancy Tied to Smaller, Later Newborns, Study Says

The coffee or other caffeinated beverages a woman drinks during her pregnancy might up the odds for a low birth weight newborn or an extended pregnancy, a new study says.
Racial Gap Persists in Women's Heart Health Knowledge: Survey

A new survey suggests that while public health campaigns have prompted a growing number of American women to recognize that heart disease is the biggest risk to their well-being, a racial gap in awareness remains as wide as ever.
Fluorescent Tracer 'Lights Up' Brain Tumor for Surgery

Neurosurgeons report that they harnessed the power of fluorescent light to illuminate a brain tumor so the entire growth could be removed.

 

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