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Health News for 02/25/13

February 25, 2013

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Health Tip: When Your Child Has a Headache

Headaches can cause big pain in little kids, and parents want to do whatever they can to ease their children's suffering.
Health Tip: Could You Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing during sleep is interrupted, and it can occur hundreds of times every night.
Childhood Allergies May Be Affected by Race, Genetics

Race and possibly genetics play a role in childhood allergies, according to a new study.
Experts Dispute Value of Checking Kids' Blood Pressure

Despite a worrisome increase in obese and hypertensive children and teens, not enough evidence exists to justify routinely screening young people for high blood pressure, a new report says.
Food Allergies Tied to Impaired Growth in Kids

Food allergies appear to affect children's growth, a new study suggests.
Scientists Pinpoint How Deep Brain Stimulation Eases OCD

Deep brain stimulation has helped people with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, and new research begins to explain why.
Pediatricians Say No to Expulsions, Suspensions at Schools

Suspending or expelling a child from school should be a rare last resort and not a routine punishment for bullying, drug use or other infractions, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Without Laws, Many Tanning Salons Would Allow Kids: Study

More than 40 percent of indoor tanning facilities doing business in Missouri -- a state where the practice is unregulated -- say that tanning is totally risk-free, a new survey reveals, with the vast majority indicating that their doors are wide open to children as young as 10.
Pediatrics Group Issues New Ear Infection Guidelines

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new guidelines for identifying and treating a common childhood ailment that can cause a lot of misery -- the ear infection.
Climate Change May Threaten Worker Health, Productivity, Study Says

Although the specter of climate change typically raises concerns about acute events such as hurricanes, droughts and heat waves, new research suggests that global warming may have a much broader chronic impact: the permanent unraveling of worker productivity due to extreme and enduring heat stress.
Another Study Says Mediterranean Diet Good for the Heart

Score another heart-health win for the Mediterranean diet.
Health Highlights: Feb. 25, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Poll: Many Americans Don't See Their Kids as Overweight

Many American parents fail to see that their children are overweight or obese, a new poll finds.

 

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