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Health News for 05/22/13

May 22, 2013

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Health Tip: Make Healthy Foods Taste Better

The better foods taste, the more likely you are to eat them.
Health Tip: Protect Your Sight

Protecting your vision must be a "priority just like eating healthy and physical activity," urges the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
COPD May Be Over-Diagnosed Among Uninsured

Roughly four in 10 uninsured patients who have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) actually do not have the lung disease, a small new study suggests.
More Kids Getting Donor Organs, But Gaps Persist, Study Finds

Over the last decade, the number of American children who die each year awaiting an organ donation dropped by more than half, new research reveals. And increasing numbers of children are receiving donor organs.
Cost of Treating Strokes in U.S. Could Soar to $180B Annually by 2030: Report

Over the next two decades, the cost of treating strokes in the United States is expected to more than double, topping more than $180 billion a year, according to new research.
Children Who Have CT Scans May Face Higher Cancer Risk

Children and teens exposed to radiation during CT scans are 24 percent more likely to develop cancer, according to a large, long-term study.
Abused Children at Risk for Obesity as Adults: Study

Children who are physically, sexually or emotionally abused or neglected are at greater risk for obesity later in life, a new review suggests.
Underactive Thyroid and Heart Failure a Bad Combination: Study

People with heart failure are more likely to experience poorer health from having a thyroid gland that is even mildly underactive, according to a new study.
Fish Oil Pills Might Cut Diabetes Risk, Researchers Say

Fish oil supplements could help reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.
Scientists Map the Fungi on Your Feet

Anyone who has ever wrestled with athlete's foot knows there is something about feet that fungi seem to like. But scientists now have the first detailed "map" of the fungal groups that live on your skin -- and, yes, your feet are the hottest neighborhood.
Health Highlights: May 22, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
American Cancer Society Celebrates 100 Years of Progress

The American Cancer Society, which is celebrating on Wednesday a century of fighting a disease once viewed as a death sentence, is making a pledge to put itself out of business.
Simple Steps Can Protect Pets in Weather Disasters

In the aftermath of this week's deadly tornado, many people in Oklahoma are not only struggling to care for children and relatives, but also their pets.

 

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