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Health News for 04/15/14

April 15, 2014

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Health Tip: Practice Biking Safety

If you're out biking, make sure you follow the rules of the road to stay safe.
Health Tip: Minimizing Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Pollen and mold are common culprits of seasonal allergies, but there are things you can do to help minimize symptoms.
Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women: Study

Having a copy of a certain gene variant increases women's risk for Alzheimer's disease much more than it does for men, a new study indicates.
Less Salt Use Tied to Drop in U.K. Heart Deaths

A drop in salt consumption likely played a big role in a recent large reduction in deaths related to heart disease and stroke in England, a new study suggests.
Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season

The H1N1 flu was the predominant influenza strain in the United States this year, but it packed a lot less punch than in 2009 when it caused a worldwide pandemic, health officials report.
Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return

A new blood test may one day help predict the recurrence of breast cancer and also a woman's response to breast cancer treatment, researchers report.
Mother's Pregnancy Weight Gain May Influence Child's Obesity Risk

Children born to mothers who gain either too much or too little weight during their pregnancy are more likely to be overweight or obese, a new study has found.
Easter Lilies Toxic for Cats, FDA Warns

Easter lilies are popular in homes at this time of year, but they can be deadly for cats, a veterinarian warns.
Drowning Deaths Down Overall, But Still a Problem: Report

Just in time for summer swimming and boating season comes a grim government report: Drowning deaths are still a problem in the United States, even though overall deaths from drowning are down.
Health Highlights: April 15, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

Millions of Americans with type 2 diabetes have a new treatment option with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval Tuesday of a once-weekly injectable drug, Tanzeum.

 

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