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Health News for 11/04/13

November 04, 2013

Health Tip: Caring for an Animal Bite

No one is able to prevent allanimal bites, so it's important to know what to do if you are bitten by a dog or cat.
Health Tip: When Tendinitis Affects Your Feet

When tendinitis affects the foot, even walking can become difficult.
Gaps in Smoke-Free Workplace Laws May Leave Many Exposed

State laws have reduced the overall rates of secondhand-smoke exposure for many workers, but people in certain occupations are still vulnerable, according to a new study.
Hospital Costs From Gun Injuries Topped $16B Over 9 Years

Gunshot injuries in the United States resulted in more than $16 billion in hospital care costs between 2000 and 2008, according to a new study.
Single Dose of HPV Vaccine May Be Enough to Guard Against Cervical Cancer

Just one dose of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be enough to provide long-term protection against cervical cancer in women, a new study suggests.
Don't Ask, Just Tell Parents When It's Time for Vaccines: Study

The way a doctor talks about vaccines can make a difference in whether or not parents resist shots for their child, new research suggests.
Screening for HPV May Be Better Than Pap Test, Study Suggests

Screening for the human papillomavirus (HPV) is more effective than Pap tests for protecting women against invasive cervical cancer, a new study suggests.
Childhood Obesity Again Tied to Earlier Puberty in Girls

U.S. girls are developing breasts at a younger age compared to years past, and obesity appears to explain a large share of the shift, a new study suggests.
Kids Who Add Sleep Can Subtract Pounds, Study Suggests

Getting kids to eat less may be as simple as making sure they get a good night's sleep, a new, small study suggests.
Tylenol and Alcohol a Bad Mix, Study Suggests

Combining Tylenol and even light consumption of alcohol can more than double someone's risk of kidney disease, researchers say.
Health Highlights: Nov. 4, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Brush Your Teeth, Help Save Your Heart?

Having healthy gums is good for your heart, a new study says.



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