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Health News for 07/17/13

July 17, 2013

Health Tip: Caring for Baby's Umbilical Cord

Baby's umbilical cord stump needs special care until it falls off -- usually within eight weeks of birth.
Health Tip: Help Tame Rosacea Flares

The heat of a barbecue grill can make rosacea flare, but taking a few precautions can help you tame symptoms.
Black Kids With Diabetes Less Likely to Get Eye Exams

Black American children with the greatest risk for an eye disease caused by type 1 diabetes are the least likely to have received an eye exam, a new study finds.
Sleep Apnea Treatment Eases Nightmares in Vets With PTSD: Study

For military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and sleep apnea, treatment with continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, reduces their nightmares, a new study finds.
Tylenol-Induced Liver Failure Presents Own Set of Problems: Study

People with liver failure caused by an overdose of acetaminophen (Tylenol) have poorer health than patients whose liver failure was caused by other problems, a new study finds.
No Benefit to Community-Wide Dementia Screening: Review

There's no proof that community-wide screening for dementia results in any emotional, clinical or economic benefits, new research indicates.
Following Blood Pressure-Drug Schedule May Be Critical to Survival

Failure to take blood pressure-lowering medicines as directed greatly increases the risk of stroke and death in patients with high blood pressure, a new study finds.
Memory Worries May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer's

Older adults who notice new problems with balancing the checkbook or reading the newspaper may be at increased risk of dementia in the coming years, according to four new studies.
Smokers' Cell Damage Exists Even If Tests Miss It, Study Says

Even if medical tests are normal, smokers whose lungs appear healthy may still have damaged airway cells with characteristics similar to cells found in aggressive lung cancer, a new study indicates.
Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Disability as You Age

Older people with vitamin D deficiency may struggle with daily physical activities such as dressing or climbing stairs, a new study shows.
Experts Urge Caution As Heat, Humidity Blanket Much of U.S.

High humidity and temperatures in the 90s could test the endurance of millions of Americans in the eastern and central parts of the country for days to come, experts warn.
Chemicals in Carpets, Cosmetics Tied to Thyroid Problems

Exposure to a class of chemicals used to make a wide range of consumer products can cause changes in thyroid function, according to a new study.
Health Highlights: July 17, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
States Boosting Efforts Against Distracted Driving: Report

More states are implementing education and enforcement efforts to combat cellphone-linked distracted driving, a new report finds.



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