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Health News for 01/23/14

January 23, 2014

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Health Tip: Spot the Signs of Scarlet Fever

Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection that may develop among children with strep throat. It's usually treated with antibiotics.
Health Tip: Some Foods Aren't Safe for Toddlers

Little mouths and throats aren't suited for big chunks of food, which could pose a choking hazard.
Is He the Impatient Type? Check His Eyes

People with fast eye movements tend to be less patient and more likely to make impulsive decisions, a new study contends.
Radiation Before Surgery May Improve Survival From Rare Lung Cancer

Patients with a rare type of lung cancer might be more likely to survive if they have radiation therapy before -- rather than after -- surgery, according to a small new study.
First-Time Cesarean Rates Dipped in 2012: CDC

Efforts to curb cesarean birth rates in the United States might be working, with health officials reporting a 2 percent decline in the number of first-time surgical deliveries between 2009 and 2012.
Hormone Therapy May Cut Risk of Repeat Joint Replacement Surgery in Women

Women who start hormone replacement therapy after having had hip or knee replacement surgery may cut their risk of needing another procedure in the same joint by nearly 40 percent, a new study suggests.
Dealing With The Deep Freeze

As another blast of Arctic air sends millions of Americans into a prolonged deep freeze, doctors are offering advice on dealing with dangerously frigid temperatures.
Health Highlights: Jan. 23, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Shopping Carts Can Pose Big Danger to Little Kids

Be careful when you plunk your youngster into a shopping cart on your next trip to the grocery store.

 

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