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Health News for 05/14/13

May 14, 2013

Health Tip: Bake With Less Sugar

Cutting down on sugar in your delectable desserts doesn't have to mean sacrificing taste or enjoyment.
Health Tip: Schedule Baby's First Dental Visit

It's never too early to begin caring for the teeth, so your baby should visit the dentist soon after the first tooth emerges.
Kids With Autism May Perceive Movement More Quickly

Children with autism see simple movement much more quickly than other children, a small new study finds.
Even Low Levels of Lead Hamper Kindergartners' Reading Skills: Study

Even children with low levels of lead in their blood score lower on reading-readiness tests when they begin kindergarten, a new study found.
Experimental Drug Seems to Aid Memory in Mice With Alzheimer's

An experimental drug improved the memory and brain function in older mice with advanced symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.
Living Near Heavy Traffic May Harm Kidney Function

Living near a major road may result in reduced kidney function, which could, in turn, increase people's risk for heart attack and stroke, according to a new study.
'Nonsmoking' Hotel Rooms May Not Fully Protect Guests

People who opt for nonsmoking rooms in hotels with a partial smoking ban are not fully protected from harmful exposure to so-called "thirdhand" smoke, according to a new study.
Alligator Study Gives Clues to Regrowing Lost Teeth

Dentists, as it turns out, may have one more reason than the rest of us to be wary of alligators. The toothy reptiles may one day put those who install implants, bridges and dentures out of their jobs.
CDC Guidelines Could Cut Bloodstream Infections From Dialysis

Dialysis facilities could cut bloodstream infection rates among their patients by up to half by following a set of recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to new research.
Most Americans Should Eat Less Salt: Report

Most Americans should consume less salt, but too little salt can also cause health problems for some, a new report says.
Angelina Jolie Has Preventive Double Mastectomy

Hollywood film star Angelina Jolie announced Tuesday that she has undergone a double mastectomy because she carries a genetic mutation that greatly increases her risk of potentially fatal breast cancer.



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