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Health News for 02/10/14

February 10, 2014

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Health Tip: Storing Toys

Children's toys should be safely stored to prevent trips and falls, and toy chests regularly inspected to look for potential hazards.
Health Tip: Trampoline Injuries

Trampolines may seem like the perfect way for children to bounce off excess energy. But if used improperly, they can be dangerous.
Is Technology Creating a World of Sickly Couch Potatoes?

The increasing number of people in developing nations who own televisions, computers and cars might explain rising rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes in those countries, a new study suggests.
Premature Babies Benefit From Adult Talk, Study Finds

Premature infants face a number of challenges, including a known risk of language delay. But a new study suggests that exposing "preemies" to more adult language in the neonatal intensive care unit can increase their language abilities at 18 months.
Autism Costs Average $17,000 Yearly for Each Child, Study Finds

The cost of services for children with autism averages more than $17,000 per child each year -- with school systems footing much of the bill, a new U.S. study estimates.
Study: Minimum Pricing for Alcohol Would Affect Poorer, High-Risk Drinkers

Setting a minimum price for alcohol would benefit the health of high-risk drinkers with low incomes but have little effect on moderate drinkers with low incomes, according to a new study.
Energy Drinks, Coffee Increasing Sources of Caffeine for Kids, CDC Says

For today's kids, caffeine in coffee, soda and energy drinks is easier to get than ever before, a new U.S. government study finds.
Health Highlights: Feb. 10, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
President's Panel Calls for More Girls, Boys to Get HPV Vaccine

Too few American girls and boys are getting vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), the President's Cancer Panel reported Monday.
FDA Advisers Revisit Heart Risks Posed by Painkillers

Naproxen -- the key pain reliever in Aleve -- seems safer for the heart than other popular anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin), U.S. health officials say.

 

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