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Health News for 12/16/13

December 16, 2013

Health Tip: Holiday Safety Suggestions

A dried-out tree or dangerous decorations pose significant fire and injury hazards to you and your family.
Health Tip: How Diabetes Affects Oral Health

Diabetes increases your risk for developing a number of health problems, including issues with your mouth, teeth and gums.
Youngest Child Often Not as Small as Mother Thinks

Many mothers think their youngest child is smaller than he or she actually is, according to new research.
Bad Night's Sleep May Raise Blood Pressure in Kids

Kids who don't get enough sleep at night may experience a slight spike in their blood pressure the next day even if they are not overweight or obese, a new study suggests.
Diabetes Drugs Affect Hearts of Men, Women Differently

Widely used diabetes drugs have different effects on men's and women's hearts, a new study suggests.
Brain Scan Study Suggests 'Pothead' Stereotype Might Be Real

Shrunken structures inside the brains of heavy marijuana users might explain the stereotype of the "pothead," brain researchers report.
Doctors Warn Against Raw Milk for Kids, Pregnant Women

In a new position statement, U.S. pediatricians say raw milk and cheeses are simply too risky for infants, children and pregnant women.
FDA Approves New Magnet Device to Treat Migraines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first device aimed at easing the pain of migraines preceded by aura -- sensory disturbances that occur just before an attack.
Health Highlights: Dec. 16, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
First Device to Treat Migraine With Aura Approved

The first device to treat migraine pain when the headache is preceded by an often-visual disturbance called an aura has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
FDA Wants Tighter Rules on Antibacterial Soaps, Body Washes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday that it wants makers of antibacterial hand soaps and body washes to prove their products are safe for long-term daily use and more effective than regular soaps in preventing illness and the spread of certain infections.



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