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Health News for 12/19/13

December 19, 2013

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Health Tip: Considering a Birthing Class?

A birthing class can help settle any pre-birth jitters and prepare first-time couples for the pending arrival.
Health Tip: Stretch Safely

Stretching after exercise can help your body adjust to inactivity without pain or discomfort.
Teens Who 'Sext' Don't Dwell on Consequences

"Sexting" -- sending out sexually explicit text messages or photos by cellphone -- is fairly common among teens, a new Belgian study finds. And peer pressure, the search for romance and trust that the recipient will respond positively seem to be the key factors driving sexts.
Warfarin May Up Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Many older Americans take the blood thinner warfarin to help guard against heart trouble. However, a new study suggests use of the drug is tied to a temporary spike in the risk of stroke for people with a common heart rhythm disorder.
Study Finds Widespread Contamination in Chicken

Potentially harmful bacteria was found on 97 percent of chicken breasts bought at stores across the United States and tested, according to a new study.
Angelina Jolie's Story Didn't Boost Knowledge of Breast Cancer Risks: Study

When actress Angelina Jolie went public about her preventive double mastectomy, it did not lead to an increased understanding of the genetic risk of breast cancer, researchers say.
Pop Songs May Awaken Fond Memories for Brain-Damaged Patients

You know those popular songs that you just can't get out of your head? A new study suggests they have the power to trigger strong memories, many years later, in people with brain damage.
Health Highlights: Dec. 19, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Survey Finds Support for Banning E-Cigarette Use by Kids

A new survey finds that 44 percent of American adults are concerned that the use of e-cigarettes by children and teens will encourage them to start smoking.

 

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