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Health News for 03/13/14

March 13, 2014

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Health Tip: Using a Humidifier

A humidifier may help relieve dry and irritated sinuses, but it can also trigger a nasty case of the sneezes if you have allergies.
Health Tip: Help a Loved One With Sleep Apnea

If your partner snores and has other signs of sleep apnea, experts say ignoring the condition can affect your partner's health.
Time Running Out to Sign Up for Obamacare This Year

Still thinking about signing up for insurance under the new U.S. health care law? You'd better act quickly because the enrollment deadline to obtain coverage this year is March 31.
Trauma Center Closures Tied to Higher Death Risk for Injured Patients

The closure of trauma centers across the United States is putting patients' lives at risk, a new study contends.
High Blood Pressure Common, Often Untreated in U.S. Hispanics: Study

High blood pressure often is untreated in U.S. Hispanics, putting them at risk for heart disease and stroke, new research finds.
Pain Can Plague Women After Knee Replacement Surgery

Women with certain kinds of arthritis are among groups of patients who are most vulnerable to serious pain after undergoing knee replacement surgery, a new study finds.
'Five-Second' Food Rule May Be Real, Study Finds

The five-second rule -- pick up that dropped food on the floor fast if you want to safely eat it -- may have some basis in reality, researchers report.
'Love Hormone' May Help Those With Anorexia

A small, preliminary study hints that a hormone connected to positive feelings could help ease obsessions with food and obesity in people with anorexia.
FDA Panel Recommends HPV Test As Replacement for Pap Smear

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously on Wednesday that a new HPV test could be used before or instead of the Pap smear as a first step in cervical cancer screening.
Health Highlights: March 13, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Blood Test Might Help Spot, Monitor Concussions

When someone suffers a concussion, it can be hard to tell how serious it is and how long recovery will take, but a new blood test might help answer those questions.

 

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