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Health News for 08/06/13

August 06, 2013

Health Tip: Recognizing Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the band of tissue that spans the length of your foot becomes inflamed. This causes foot pain, notably in the heel.
Health Tip: Frame of Mind Key to Losing Weight

Losing weight is a challenge, but approaching it with the right frame of mind can help you succeed.
Mother's Personality Influences Breast-Feeding Decision, Study Finds

A mother's personality can affect whether she decides to breast-feed, according to a new study.
Postpartum Depression Risk May Rise for New Moms in Big Cities

New mothers who live in large cities are more likely to suffer postpartum depression than those in other areas, a new study finds.
Indoor Incense Triggers Lung Cell Inflammation, Study Shows

Burning incense indoors releases air pollutants that cause inflammation in human lung cells, a new study finds.
Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure Appears to Improve Results, Study Finds

Tracking your own blood pressure at home can help you control hypertension, a new research review finds.
Walking to Work Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk

People who walk to work are 40 percent less likely to develop diabetes and 17 percent less likely to develop high blood pressure than those who drive, according to a new study.
First Vaccine Against 4 Flu Strains Ready to Ship

The U.S> Food and Drug Administration has approved shipping of the first vaccine to protect against four strains of seasonal flu.
Earlier Acne Outbreaks May Be Caused by Earlier Puberty: Experts

Though acne has long been viewed as a teen phenomenon, dermatologists have been tending to an ever-younger patient pool, a new preadolescent reality that many experts link to a trend toward an earlier onset of puberty.
Health Highlights: Aug. 6, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Former President George W. Bush Gets Heart Stent

Former President George W. Bush underwent heart surgery Tuesday morning after an artery blockage was discovered during his annual physical.
Childhood Obesity Rates Drop Slightly: CDC

There was a small but sure sign Tuesday that the fight against childhood obesity may yet be won: A new government report found that obesity rates among low-income preschoolers had declined slightly in at least 19 states.



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