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Health News for 04/10/14

April 10, 2014

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Health Tip: Is it Pinkeye?

Pink eye (conjunctivitis) is a common, often highly infectious inflammation of the conjunctiva, the eye's outermost layer and inside of the eyelid.
Health Tip: Eating Fish During Pregnancy

While fish typically is a healthy food, many types contain mercury. And because mercury exposure can harm a developing fetus, expectant moms should be cautious about how much fish they eat.
Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests

Girls who suffer a concussion may have more severe symptoms that last longer compared to boys, according to new research that builds on other studies finding gender differences.
More High School Athletes Complying With Concussion Guidelines, Study Finds

High school athletes who suffer from concussions are complying more with the recommended return-to-play guidelines, according to new research.
Specializing in One Sport as Child No Guarantee of Future Success

Some parents and coaches think kids who focus on one sport early on will boost their chances of a college scholarship or pro career. But a new study casts doubt on that idea.
Age a Big Factor in Colon Surgery Complications, Study Finds

Patients older than 65 are more likely to die and have more complications after colon cancer surgery than younger patients, a new study finds.
Social Skills a Casualty of Childhood Head Injury, Study Suggests

Serious head injuries may be linked to children's lack of ability to interact with others, a new study indicates.
Cure Rate for Experimental Hepatitis C Drug Tops 95 Percent

Researchers report that an experimental drug has cured more than 95 percent of patients infected with hepatitis C, including some who failed other treatments.
Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?

Too much time on Facebook may take a toll on a young woman's sense of self-esteem, particularly how she feels about her body, a new study suggests.
Don't Bother 'Faking It' in the Bedroom

"Was it good for you, too?" can be such a loaded question. Now a new study says you can't fool your sex partner by faking satisfaction.
Health Highlights: April 10, 2014

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