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Health News for 08/26/13

August 26, 2013

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Health Tip: Triggers for Hiatal Hernia

A hiatal hernia occurs when a portion of the stomach protrudes into the chest through the diaphragm, often forcing stomach contents to back into the esophagus.
Health Tip: Shopping for Skin Care Products

When choosing cosmetics, cleansers and moisturizers, it's important to know your skin type.
Kids Benefit From Doctors' Antismoking Counseling: Experts

Primary-care doctors need to provide education and counseling to help prevent children and teens from smoking, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Worse Outcomes Seen When Patients Leave Hospital Against Medical Advice

Patients who leave the hospital against medical advice are more likely to be readmitted or die than other patients, a new long-term study finds.
Parents Deliberately Making Child Ill Can Be Deadly

Parents sometimes fabricate an illness in children, and doctors and other health care providers need to be on the lookout for this type of child abuse, experts warn.
More Links Seen Between Autism, ADHD

Kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are 20 times more likely to exhibit some traits of autism than children without ADHD, according to a new study.
New Hope for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

A simple blood test combined with an ultrasound exam may help doctors catch ovarian cancer while it's still treatable, a new study shows.
Stuttering May Not Cause Emotional Woes in Preschoolers: Study

Preschoolers who stutter typically do not suffer emotional or social problems because of it, and even tend to have stronger language skills than their peers, a new study suggests.
Gene Study Helps Advance Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis

Researchers who identified 105 new genetic mutations that cause cystic fibrosis say their findings will improve diagnosis and could increase the number of patients who receive individualized drug treatment.
Scientists Pinpoint Source of Mercury in Pacific Ocean Fish

Levels of mercury in Pacific Ocean fish are likely to rise over coming decades, say researchers who report they've discovered how mercury gets into open-ocean fish.
Most Medications OK During Breast-Feeding, Report Says

Most breast-feeding moms can safely take the medications and vaccines they need, without fear they'll harm a nursing infant, according to a new report from a leading group of U.S. pediatricians.
Health Highlights: Aug. 26, 2013

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