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Health News for 04/03/14

April 03, 2014

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Health Tip: Choose a Sturdy Pair of Flip-Flops

Flip-flops are a convenient and comfortable alternative during the warmer months. Choosing the right pair can help keep your feet healthy and safe.
Health Tip: Caring for a Hangnail

A hangnail -- a small piece of skin that tears away from a nail -- can be annoying, painful and if not cared for, become infected.
Fertility Drugs May Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Widely used fertility drugs don't seem to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.
Heart Disease Haunted Mummies, Too

Though the pyramids are proof of the ancient Egyptians' architectural skills, new research on mummies tucked away inside them unearths a lesser known fact: heart disease was as common then as it is today.
Hernia Repair Recovery Often Longer Than Expected

People who undergo surgery to repair an abdominal hernia may underestimate how long their recovery will take, new research indicates.
Helping Doctors Spot Who's Not Taking Their Blood Pressure Meds

A simple urine test for people with high blood pressure could help doctors determine if patients aren't taking their medication as directed or whether their body isn't respond to treatment, a new study suggests.
How You Digest Carbs May Influence Weight Gain, Study Says

The way your body digests carbohydrates may affect your risk for obesity, a new genetic study indicates.
Exercise, Diet May Help 'Pre-Diabetics' Dodge Heart Disease Death

For people with high blood sugar at risk of type 2 diabetes, losing weight and exercising may lessen their chances of dying from heart disease or other conditions, a new long-term study suggests.
Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study

People with shingles face a significantly increased risk of stroke in the weeks following the first signs of the painful skin rash, new research suggests.
Health Highlights: April 3, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA Approves Quick-Acting Drug to Reverse Prescription Painkiller ODs

The first prescription treatment that can be used by family members or caregivers to treat an overdose of narcotic painkillers has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

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