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Health News for 03/17/14

March 17, 2014

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Health Tip: Washing Baby's Clothes

Proper care of baby's clothes can help prevent skin irritation and keep baby's skin clear and soft.
Health Tip: Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex disorder that involves extreme tiredness that doesn't go away after rest or sleep. The cause hasn't been identified.
Docs Should Check Personalities of Younger Patients: Study

A new study suggests that personality assessments of young adult patients might help doctors do a better job of treating them as they age.
Women Face Delays in Heart Attack Care Compared to Men: Study

Among young and middle-aged adults, men tend to receive faster hospital care than women for heart attacks and chest pains, a new study finds.
Colon Cancer Cases Decline for Older Americans

Americans appear to be winning the war on colon cancer, with a new study finding that colon cancer rates among Americans aged 50 and older fell by about a third from 2000 to 2010.
Flu Can Infect Many Without Causing Symptoms: Study

Think you know who has the flu? Think again: a new study finds that three-quarters of people infected with seasonal flu and swine flu in recent years showed no symptoms.
Teens Often Copycat Others Who Drink and Drive: Study

Want to make sure your teen doesn't drive while intoxicated? You might want to start by making sure he or she doesn't go riding with peers who have been drinking or using drugs.
TV Time, Feeding Habits Set Babies Up for Obesity: Study

Many parents feed their babies in ways suspected of boosting the risk of obesity later in life, a new study finds.
ADHD Drugs Linked to Later Weight Gain in Kids

Children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to gain more weight than their peers as they enter their teen years, a new study finds.
Health Highlights: March 17, 2014

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