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Health News for 02/28/13

February 28, 2013

Health Tip: Watch Your Cholesterol When Dining Out

If you're trying to lower your cholesterol, choose your menu options carefully when dining out.
Health Tip: Develop Good Sleep Habits

To get a good night's sleep, it's important to develop healthy sleep habits and stick to them each night.
When Kids Exercise More, Their Grades Might Rise Too

One key to better grades in the classroom may lie in the gym or on the playground, a new study finds.
More Regular Meals May Improve Dementia Care

Helping people with dementia to eat more regularly improves their physical health and may lower symptoms of depression, a small new study from Taiwan suggests.
With Acne, Bacteria Strain on Your Skin May Be Culprit

Your odds of having acne may depend on whether the "good" strain of a particular type of bacteria lives on your skin, a new study suggests.
Babies Born to Obese Women Show Thicker Arteries: Study

Infants born to obese women typically have a thickening of a key heart vessel that seems tied to their mom's excess weight, a new study shows.
Too Much Sitting Could Court Diabetes, Study Finds

Could sofas and chairs be bad for your health? New research suggests that as time spent sitting goes up, so does a person's odds for type 2 diabetes.
Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism and Depression

Autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia may all share common genetic risk factors, a new study says.
Fiscal Standoff Could Cause Financial Pain for Health Care

"Sequestration" is Washington-speak for the approximately $85 billion in annual federal spending cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011. Those cuts were originally set to take effect on Jan. 1, but were delayed in the deal to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff" of tax increases and budget reductions.
Higher Indoor Humidity Levels Might Slow Flu's Spread

As the flu season continues to pack a punch for some Americans, new research suggests there might be a simple way to reduce the risk for infection in an indoor setting: hike up humidity levels.
1 in 5 Americans Knows a Victim of Gun Violence: Poll

One in five Americans knows a victim of gun violence and four in 10 are worried about becoming the victim of gun violence, according to a new poll released by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Video Games May Sharpen Focusing Skills in Kids With Dyslexia

Here's one possible treatment for dyslexia that kids won't complain about: video games.
Health Highlights: Feb. 28, 2013

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