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Health News for 03/21/14

March 21, 2014

Health Tip: Protect Your Kidneys

Keeping your kidneys healthy is extremely important, particularly if you have a chronic disease such as diabetes.
Health Tip: Eat Healthier at the Airport

Don't let junk food tempt you when you're at the airport waiting to board your flight.
For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key

Long-term unions tend to stay happy if the husband has an agreeable personality and is in good health, according to a new study.
Serious Health Issues May Await Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Adult survivors of childhood cancer are more likely to develop serious health problems than their siblings, a new study finds.
Cardiac Arrest During Childbirth More Common Than Thought: Study

Cardiac arrest in women during childbirth is rare, but it may be twice as common as previously believed, a new study suggests.
ERs Dispensing More Narcotic Painkillers: Study

More and more Americans are being prescribed powerful narcotic drugs when they visit the emergency department for problems such as low back pain or a pounding headache, a new study finds.
Chronically Ill Americans May Skip Meds to Afford Food

Many chronically ill Americans take less of their medicines than they should or skip them entirely so they can afford to eat, a new study reveals.
Could 'Nasal Filter' Device Help Ease Allergies?

A new device that you wear in your nose -- about the size of a contact lens and works like a miniature air filter for a furnace -- might help filter out pollen and other allergens and keep them out of your sinuses.
Gut Bacteria in Preemies Could Lead to Life-Threatening Infections

Babies born prematurely are at risk for life-threatening bloodstream infections called sepsis beginning 72 hours after they are born, according to a new study.
Still Too Few Minority Participants in U.S. Clinical Trials, Study Finds

It's been 20 years since Congress required that research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) include minorities, but non-whites still account for less than 5 percent of clinical trial participants, according to a new report.
How You Parent Is Partly Genetic, Study Suggests

Genes may play a major role in parenting styles, according to a new study.
Health Highlights: March 21, 2014

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