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Health News for 04/26/13

April 26, 2013

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Health Tip: Enjoy More Herbs and Seasonings

Adding herbs and seasonings to your diet can spice up your meals without adding fat, calories or salt.
Health Tip: Watch for Signs of Elder Abuse

Caring for an elderly person can be a stressful challenge, and sometimes that can lead to abuse.
More Infants Surviving With Serious Heart Defects, Study Finds

Babies born with serious congenital heart defects are more likely to survive now than they were in the late 1970s, a new study finds. There is still plenty of room for improvement, however, the researchers added.
Women Who Smoke May Have Higher Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Smokers and former smokers are at increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis, a new study says.
Psychopaths May Lack Capacity for Empathy

Psychopaths lack the brain "wiring" needed to have concern for other people, a new study suggests.
Could Facebook Assist Public Health Efforts to Track Obesity?

Analyzing Facebook users' interests could help public health researchers predict, track and map obesity rates in specific cities, towns and neighborhoods across the United States, a new study says.
Roadside Breath Test for Drugs Could Be on Horizon

A roadside breathalyzer test for marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drugs could be a step closer to reality, thanks to new research.
Don't Blame Parents for Sins of the Child

When the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings were identified as two brothers -- one of them a teenager -- many parents wondered, "Who raised these boys?"
Poor Parenting Styles Linked to Bullying Behavior in Kids

Parents may think they can keep their kids safe by hovering over them, but a new study finds that children of overprotective parents are more likely to be bullied.
Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Temporarily Dull Nicotine Craving

Noninvasive stimulation of an area of the brain linked to addiction seems to temporarily ease smokers' cravings for nicotine, a preliminary study finds.
Health Insurance Shortfalls Hit Nearly Half of U.S. Adults: Report

Nearly half of all working-age U.S. adults, or 84 million people, faced the prospect of crippling medical bills in 2012 because they had little or no health insurance, according to a new report by the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund.
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set for Saturday

If old prescription medications are gathering dust in your medicine cabinet, it's time to scoop them up and get rid of them safely.
Health Highlights: April 26, 2013

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