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Health News for 06/14/13

June 14, 2013

Health Tip: Protect Kids' Eyes

A flying object or injury could affect your child's vision for life.
Health Tip: Vary Your Child's School Lunch

If your child is tired of the same old sandwich, try spicing up lunch with more creative fare.
Stepdads Must Steer Through Tricky Waters

Although the role of father is often clear-cut, stepdads must navigate the fine line between parent and friend with the children of their wives.
Steroid Injections for Back Pain Linked to Spinal Fracture Risk

Older adults who get steroid injections to ease lower back and leg pain may have increased odds of suffering a spine fracture, a new study suggests.
Transplanted Organs Don't Affect Outcomes for Trauma Victims: Study

Outcomes for people with transplanted organs who suffer a traumatic injury are no worse than for those without transplanted organs, a new study has found.
Pets Battling Cancer Can Join Clinical Trials Too

If you hear that a friend's beloved family member has joined a clinical trial for cancer treatment, don't assume the patient is human.
Video Gamers May Have Better Visual Recall

In a new finding sure to be shared with some skeptical parents, it seems that the brains of video game enthusiasts make better and faster use of visual input.
Cornea Research Reveals Unseen Layer

A previously undetected layer has been discovered in the cornea, which is the clear window at the front of the eye.
Saliva May Improve With Age for Flu Protection

Certain proteins in saliva help protect seniors from influenza, according to a new study from China.
Volunteering May Be Good for the Heart in More Ways Than One

Anyone who has ever been a volunteer knows that it feels good to help others, but researchers have found a less obvious benefit: volunteering can help reduce older adults' risk of high blood pressure.
Canine Research Sheds Light on OCD in Humans

Dogs may once again prove to be man's best friend, this time in new canine research findings that might help doctors get a better handle on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in humans.
Health Highlights: June 14, 2013

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