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Health News for 02/04/14

February 04, 2014

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Health Tip: Eating a Vegetarian Diet

Considering switching to a vegetarian diet?
Health Tip: Practicing Guided Imagery

Guided imagery is a relaxation technique that relies on using the imagination to help relieve stress and improve symptoms of nausea, anxiety and fatigue.
Decline of Antibiotic Use Among Kids Seems To Be Leveling Off: Study

A downward trend in antibiotic use among children may have leveled off in certain areas of the United States, a new study shows.
Climate Change Predicted to Boost Heat-Related Deaths

As winter drags on, many people grow weary of frigid temperatures, ice and snow. For them, the good news is that summer is just around the corner.
Infants at Highest Risk for Childhood Burns

One-year-old infants are 10 times more likely to suffer burns and scalds than older children, and the main causes of these injuries are hot drinks and hair irons, a new British study finds.
Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby

The more colds and other viral infections a woman has during pregnancy, the more likely her child is to have asthma, researchers report.
Only Close Family History Needed for Cancer Risk Assessment

Oncologists need to carefully document a new patient's family history of cancer to assess the genetic risk, but assessing close relatives is enough, new recommendations suggest.
Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Not Boost Brain Health for Diabetics

It's well known that having type 2 diabetes can increase a person's chances of impaired memory and thinking. But a new study suggests that intensive treatment of blood pressure and cholesterol levels in people with diabetes won't help lower that risk.
Fatal Car Crashes Involving Pot Use Have Tripled in U.S., Study Finds

The legalization of marijuana is an idea that is gaining momentum in the United States, but there may be a dark side to pot becoming more commonplace, a new study suggests.
Many Young Americans With HIV Delay Treatment: Study

A troubling new study finds that one-third to nearly half of American teens and young adults with HIV delay treatment until their infection is advanced, putting them at risk for serious health problems.
Health Highlights: Feb. 4, 2014

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