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Health News for 04/25/13

April 25, 2013

Health Tip: Pack Healthier Tailgating Snacks

Tailgating before a sporting event is a fun way to celebrate, but the food is usually packed with fat and calories.
Health Tip: Why Did I Faint?

There are many potential causes for fainting, including having low blood pressure or standing up too quickly.
Most Americans Oppose Soda, Candy Taxes

Most U.S. adults aren't sweet on the idea of soda and candy taxes, and many doubt the bigger price tags would trim the national waistline.
Gene Studies Could Point to New Alzheimer's Treatments

Insight into genes that play a key role in disrupting immune system pathways in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease could offer a potential target for new drugs against the disease, two new studies show.
12 Ounces of Sugary Soda a Day Raises Diabetes Risk: Study

Drinking just one 12-ounce sugar-sweetened soft drink a day can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 22 percent, a European study contends.
Kids' Concussion Recovery Varies by Symptom Severity: Study

Children with more severe concussion symptoms take longer to recover from their head injury than those with milder symptoms, a new study finds.
Hormone Shows Potential as Diabetes Treatment in Mice

A hormone that could lead to more effective diabetes treatment has been identified by researchers.
Newborn's Placenta May Predict Autism Risk, Study Suggests

Autism risk may be spotted at birth by examining placentas for abnormalities, new research suggests.
Faith May Complement Treatment for Mental Illness

A belief in God may boost the effectiveness of short-term treatment for mental illness, according to a small new study.
Race, Income Tied to Breast Cancer Treatment Delays, Reduced Survival

A delay in breast cancer treatment shortens young women's survival time, especially if they are black or Hispanic, have no insurance or are low-income, a new study indicates.
Porn Use Has Small Effect on Sexual Behavior, Study Finds

It's easy to blame pornography for prompting young people to engage in risky sex, but a new study suggests that the use of sexually explicit material doesn't have a lot to do with sexual behavior.
Health Highlights: April 25, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
No Evidence That New Bird Flu Passes Between People: Study

A new study is the first to confirm that the H7N9 bird flu virus is passed from birds to people. But the study did not find evidence of person-to-person transmission.



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