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Health News for 11/07/13

November 07, 2013

Health Tip: Exercise to Help Prevent Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is characterized by thin and brittle bones that are more likely to break.
Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthy Pumpkin Treat

Pumpkins are a sure sign of fall, but they're good for more than carving on Halloween. Pumpkins add flavor to foods, and they are a good source of potassium and vitamins C and A.
Upping Vegetable Protein Intake May Help People With Kidney Disease

Eating more protein sourced from vegetables might help people with chronic kidney disease live longer, a new study suggests.
Inside the Autistic Brain: New Research Challenges Current Beliefs

The brains of children with autism have a higher-than-normal number of connections, and this may be a reason for these kids' social difficulties, according to two new studies.
For Children of Teen Parents, Most Injuries Due to Falls: Study

Falls are the most common cause of injuries suffered by children of teen parents, a new study finds.
Despite Major Progress, Some Childhood Cancers Are Still Killers

Recent decades have seen huge strides in treating childhood cancer, but certain types of tumors remain difficult to treat and are often deadly.
Metformin Won't Help Heart Patients Without Diabetes: Study

A new clinical trial appears to have dashed hopes that the most popular drug for treating type 2 diabetes might also be able to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in nondiabetics.
New Ligament Discovered in Human Knee

Orthopedic surgeons say they've confirmed the existence of a new ligament in the human knee.
Health Highlights: Nov. 7, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods

U.S. health officials announced Thursday a plan to phase out heart-harmful trans fats in processed foods and restaurant fare.



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