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Health News for 02/21/14

February 21, 2014

Modern War Wounds Can Devastate Vets' Sexual, Emotional Health

The tools of war have changed. With the increased use of powerful explosive devices, men and women patrolling on foot in bomb-laced areas of combat are increasingly suffering traumatic injuries to the groin and genitals, experts say.
Health Tip: Cut Down on Sugar

Too much sugar in your diet can lead to a host of health problems, from rotting your teeth to bulging your waistline.
Health Tip: Understanding Sleep

Experts say there are popular misconceptions about sleep, some of which could prove harmful.
Do You Often Recall Dreams? Your Brain Might Be More Active

People who often remember their dreams have high levels of activity in certain areas of the brain, a new study says.
Are Slimmer, More Attractive Men More Germ-Free?

Fitter, slimmer men are more likely to have fewer potentially dangerous germs in their nasal passages compared to heavier guys, a new study contends.
Could You Work the Device That Restarts Hearts?

Potentially life-saving devices called automated external defibrillators are common in public places across the United States and can help rescue people suffering a sudden cardiac arrest, government health officials say.
Advanced Tonsil Cancer May Respond Well to Targeted Radiation

Targeted radiation therapy benefits people with advanced tonsil cancer, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Feb. 21, 2014

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