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Health News for 06/04/13

June 04, 2013

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Health Tip: Keep Kids Active During Summer Break

Don't let kids waste summer break parked in front of the TV. Instead, get them to exercise.
Health Tip: Pack a Bike-Friendly Snack

Planning a long-distance bike ride? You should pack a nutritious snack to help sustain your energy as you pedal.
Summer Deadliest Time of Year for Teen Drivers

Summer is the most dangerous time of the year for teen drivers and distracted driving is often the reason why, experts say.
Oklahoma Tornadoes a Reminder to Be Prepared

The recent tornadoes that devastated parts of Oklahoma, killing scores, should serve as a sad reminder that you need to prepare for a natural disaster or severe weather, experts say.
Minorities Harmed Most By Fast-Food Outlets Near School: Study

Black and Hispanic teens who go to school near fast-food restaurants are more likely to be overweight and to not benefit as much from exercise as white or Asian students, researchers have found.
Aspirin Equals Pricier Blood Thinner for Preventing Clots: Study

Aspirin appears to be just as good as more expensive, more potent blood-thinning medication for preventing blood clots after hip replacement surgery, according to new research.
Can You Skip Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infection?

Some women with symptoms of a urinary tract infection may be able to skip the antibiotics typically prescribed and have their symptoms improve or clear, according to a new Dutch study.
Weather Doesn't Trigger Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Study Finds

Although some people with fibromyalgia are sensitive to changes in temperature, sunshine and precipitation, new research shows that weather conditions do not affect the pain or fatigue associated with this chronic condition.
Smokers Cost Employers Thousands More Than Nonsmokers

Compared to nonsmoking employees, every staff member who lights up costs their employer nearly $6,000 more each year, according to a new report.
Young Parents Don't Stress Over Kids' Media Use: Survey

Having grown up with gadgets galore, young parents aren't as worried about the potentially corrosive effects of too much screen time on their offspring, a new study suggests.
Fewer Families Struggling to Pay Medical Bills: CDC

The proportion of families in the United States that can't keep up with their medical bills declined between 2011 and 2012, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the news might not necessarily be cause for celebration.
Health Highlights: June 4, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Listeria Food Poisoning Hits Elderly, Moms-to-Be Hardest: CDC

Soft cheese and raw produce have caused many recent listeria outbreaks in the United States, and at least 90 percent of cases typically occur among seniors, pregnant women, newborns and people with weakened immune systems, a new U.S. health report says.
Pace of New Drug Advances May Be Slowing, Study Finds

The drugs emerging from clinical trials in recent years seem less impressive than those developed in decades gone by, a new review finds.

 

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