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Health News for 04/25/14

April 25, 2014

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Health Tip: Warning Signs of Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder can make seemingly simple social engagements seem like a nightmare.
Severe Obesity in Teens Tied to Possible Kidney Problems

Nearly one-fifth of severely obese teens have poor kidney function, a small new study suggests.
Smoking, Drinking Combo Raises Odds for Esophageal Cancer

People who smoke and drink are nearly twice as likely to develop esophageal cancer as those with only one of those unhealthy habits, a new study indicates.
ADHD Drug Ritalin Boosted Self-Control in Tests

Ritalin, a drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, may help people maintain self-control so they can stick to a diet or a boring project, a new study suggests.
Legalizing Medical Marijuana Doesn't Raise Teen Pot Use, Study Says

American teens' use of marijuana doesn't increase when states approve the drug for medical use, a new study finds.
Winter's Polar Vortex Ushers in Spring's 'Pollen Vortex'

You may have survived the worst this winter's polar vortex had to throw at you, but if you suffer from allergies, better brace yourself for its sibling -- the "pollen vortex."
Saturday Is National Drug Take-Back Day

If you have expired, unused or unwanted drugs in your medicine cabinet, you can safely dispose of them on National Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday.
Could More Coffee Lower Your Odds for Diabetes?

Drinking more coffee might lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, a new large U.S. study suggests.
Stem Cells Yield Lab-Grown Skin, Researchers Say

Skin that was created from stem cells and grown in a lab could be used instead of animals to test drugs and cosmetics, and to develop new treatments for skin disorders, scientists report.
FDA Advisers: Ban Use of Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has recommended banning the use of "electrical stimulation devices" to modify aggressive or self-harming behavior in people with severe emotional problems or developmental disorders such as autism.
Health Highlights: April 25, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Statin Users Eating More Bad Food Than a Decade Ago, Study Shows

Many Americans who take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs seem to believe they can eat plenty of unhealthy foods without suffering any consequences, a new study suggests.

 

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