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Health News for 02/28/14

February 28, 2014

What Makes an Aggressive Dog, and How You Can Spot One

You see a Rottweiler standing next to a poodle and a Chihuahua. Which dog is most likely to bite you?
Health Tip: Preparing to Become Pregnant

If you're planning to become pregnant, use this time to prepare for the challenges ahead.
Health Tip: Is That Itchy Skin Eczema?

Eczema is a rash that typically affects sensitive, dry skin and tends to be very itchy.
Rising Fresh Produce Prices Tied to Higher Risk of Child Obesity

High prices for fresh fruits and vegetables increase the risk that children in low- and middle-income families will be overweight, according to a new study.
Common Asthma Meds May Raise Sleep Apnea Risk, Study Says

Medicines commonly used to control asthma may increase the risk of a potentially serious sleep problem in some people, a small, early study suggests.
'Eating for Two' During Pregnancy Could Pack on Too Many Pounds

Overweight or obese pregnant women who believe they are "eating for two" are more likely to gain too much weight, a new study shows.
Blacks Respond Better to German Measles Vaccine, Study Contends

Black Americans respond better to the rubella vaccine, which prevents German measles, than whites or Hispanics, according to a new study.
Early Signs That High-Calorie Diet May Help With Lou Gehrig's Disease

There's early evidence from a small study that people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease -- who are fed a high-calorie, high-carb diet, may see the progression of their disease slowed.
Hand Hygiene Lacking in Many U.S. Health Care Facilities: Study

One in five U.S. health care facilities does not make alcohol-based hand sanitizer available everywhere it's needed, new research shows.
Health Highlights: Feb. 28, 2014

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