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Health News for 02/19/14

February 19, 2014

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Health Tip: Ward Off Dry Skin

The parched air during the winter months can take a toll on skin, leaving it dry and itchy.
Drug Might Help Heavy Drinkers Limit Their Booze

An anti-epilepsy drug might help problem drinkers reduce their alcohol consumption, according to new research.
Radiation-Free Cancer Scans: Coming Soon?

A new way to scan children -- and potentially adults -- for signs of cancer's spread without exposing them to dangerous radiation has been developed, researchers say.
A Judgmental Doctor May Make It Hard to Lose Weight

Obese people are less likely to lose weight if they feel they're being judged by their doctor, a new study suggests.
Many U.S. Seniors Get Prescription Painkillers From Multiple Doctors

About one-third of Medicare patients who get prescriptions for powerful narcotic painkillers receive them from multiple doctors, which raises their risk for hospitalization, according to a new study.
Too Much Sitting After 60 May Lead to Disability, Study Says

Too much sitting has been linked to increased risk for health problems such as heart failure and earlier death. Now, a new study finds older adults who sit too much are more likely to be disabled -- regardless of their exercise habits.
Health Highlights: Feb. 19, 2014

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