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May 13, 2013

Health Tip: Sharpen Your Driving Skills

For seniors who haven't taken a driving education class in decades, a refresher course may make them much safer drivers.
Health Tip: Manage Menopause

The onset of menopause brings many physical and emotional changes, and common symptoms from hot flashes to weight gain.
Agent Orange Tied to Lethal Prostate Cancer

A link exists between exposure to Agent Orange and deadly forms of prostate cancer in U.S. veterans, according to a new study.
Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Job Stress, Study Finds

Job stress increases the risk of heart disease, but living a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce that risk, a new study says.
A Little Formula Might Help Breast-Feeding for Some Babies

Giving small amounts of infant formula to newborns who experience significant weight loss can increase the length of time that they are breast-fed, according to a new study.
Nearly Half of High Schoolers Text While Driving: Survey

Close to half of U.S high school students text while driving, a habit that dramatically increases their risk of getting into a potentially fatal car crash, a new study shows.
Scientists Discover More Genetic Clues to Testicular Cancer

Twelve new genetic regions associated with an increased risk of testicular cancer have been identified by researchers in two studies.
Many Heart Defects Aren't Inherited, Study Finds

At least 10 percent of severe genetic heart defects are caused by new gene mutations that were not passed down from patients' parents, a new study finds.
Health Highlights: May 13, 2013

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