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Health News for 01/24/14

January 24, 2014

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Shoulders Take a Pounding in High School Football

Football players and wrestlers are the high school athletes most prone to shoulder injuries, and they're more likely to injure their shoulders in competition than in practice, a new study shows.
Health Tip: Before You Donate Blood

Donating blood isn't a trivial matter. Without preparation, you can become tired and listless after your act of kindness.
Health Tip: Get More Restful Sleep

Sleep disturbances affect virtually everyone at some point, leaving sufferers tired and groggy the day after.
First Trimester Appears Crucial for Baby's Heart Health

Children who were small during the early stages of fetal development may be at increased risk for heart problems, a new study indicates.
Risk of Glaucoma Blindness Drops by Half: Study

Better eye care seems to have brightened the long-term outlook for people with glaucoma. The likelihood of blindness in glaucoma patients 20 years after diagnosis has fallen by at least half in the last generation, according to a new study.
ERs Not Curbing Overuse of Antibiotics, Study Reveals

The inappropriate use of antibiotics among adult patients at U.S. emergency departments is not falling, despite increasing concerns about antibiotic resistance, a new study reveals.
Vitamin D Supplements Don't Help Your Health: Review

There's little evidence that vitamin D supplements offer substantial health benefits, and several ongoing studies are unlikely to change that, according to a large new review.
Is the Stethoscope Living on Borrowed Time?

A stethoscope draped across a doctor's chest is as classic an image of medicine as a white coat or a wooden tongue depressor.
Keep Lice Off Your Child's Head

It's that time of year when your children are back in school -- and you need to be on the lookout for head lice, an expert says.
Health Highlights: Jan. 24, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA Wants to Update Food Labels

America's food labels may get their first makeover in more than 20 years.

 

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