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Health News for 02/17/14

February 17, 2014

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Health Tip: Practicing Pilates

Pilates is an exercise regimen that focuses on strengthening and flexibility.
Health Tip: Pack the Right Sports Snacks

Packing nutritious snacks can help your young athlete stay healthy and have the energy to succeed on the field.
More Specialists Question Safety of Testosterone Therapy for Older Men

Following the recent announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the potential hazards of using testosterone supplements in older men, another group of experts is raising concerns about the popular treatments.
Scientists Get Closer to Rejuvenating Aging Muscles

As millions of aging Baby Boomers know, muscle tone and strength declines with advancing age, regardless of gym workouts. Now scientists say they might have uncovered a clue as to why that happens -- and new cell targets to help reverse it.
STD Education Must Start Long Before Kids Engage in Sex

Having a stable home life as a child, nice friends and success at school reduces the odds of getting sexually transmitted diseases as a young adult, according to a new study.
Bullying May Have Lasting Health Effects on Kids

Kids who are picked on by their peers may see lasting effects on their physical and mental well-being -- especially if the bullying is allowed to persist for years, a new study suggests.
Beauty, Not Health May Spur Teens to Use Sunscreen

If you really want to motivate teens to use sunscreen, you might try appealing to their vanity.
Kids With ADHD May Benefit From 'Brain Wave' Training in School: Study

New research suggests that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from getting a type of training during school hours that monitors their brain waves to help improve attention.
Mother's Voice on Special Pacifier Helps Preemies Learn to Eat

Premature babies often struggle to learn to eat. Now, a special pacifier that plays prerecorded songs seems to help speed the process along, researchers say.
Health Highlights: Feb. 17, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Who's a Hunk Depends on Time of the Month

So, when you're in between menstrual periods, that shy, sensitive guy may make your heart flutter, but the burly man with the deep voice looks inexplicably irresistible when you're ovulating.
Vimizim Approved for Rare Childhood Disorder

Vimizim (elosulfase alfa) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat a rare childhood disorder called Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IVA, also known as Morquio A syndrome.

 

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