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Health News for 03/01/13

March 01, 2013

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Health Tip: Coping With Itching During Pregnancy

Hormones can trigger many pregnancy discomforts, including itching on the belly, palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
Health Tip: Caring for Chapped Lips

Cold winter temperatures and bitter winds can leave your lips dry, chapped and sore.
Resilient Personality May Bring Better Aerobic Health

If you have a resilient personality -- if you handle tough situations better or snap back well after a setback -- you're more likely to have better aerobic health, too, according to a new study.
Stress Disorder May Be Common Among ICU Patients on Ventilators

Post-traumatic stress disorder, a form of anxiety disorder common among war veterans, was also frequently seen among intensive care patients put on a ventilator, a new study shows.
Gel Manicures Durable, But Can Cause Lasting Problems

Many women like gel manicures because they are durable and long-lasting, but frequent use can cause nail thinning, brittleness, peeling and cracking, and also hide nail disease, an expert warns.
Tattoos Can Pose Health Hazards, Doctor Warns

Tattoos have become increasingly popular in the United States in recent years, but along with that comes a rise in problems such as allergic reactions and infections, an expert says.
Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids

Children exposed to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) may run a higher risk of developing asthma, a new study suggests.
1 in 4 Breast Cancer Diagnoses May Spur PTSD

Nearly one in four breast cancer patients has symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder shortly after they receive their cancer diagnosis, and the risk is highest in black and Asian patients, a new study reveals.
Kids, Seniors Prone to MRSA Infections Depending on Season: Study

The threat posed to children and seniors by potentially deadly strains of antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria varies by season, new research finds.
1 in 8 Adults May Have Sensitive Teeth

If you sometimes get a jolt of pain in your mouth when you drink or eat something hot or cold, you're not alone: A new survey of U.S. dental offices finds that one in eight people has over-sensitive teeth.
Health Highlights: March 1, 2013

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