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Health News for 05/06/14

May 06, 2014

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Health Tip: Growing a Healthy Garden

Growing your own garden is a great way to get physical activity, save money and eat healthier.
Health Tip: Baby Should Sleep on Her Back

Most parents are well aware of safety warnings to place sleeping infants on their backs to help prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Mom-to-Be's TV Habits Might Affect Her Child's Weight: Study

When an expectant mom regularly eats her meals in front of the TV, chances are she'll continue that habit during her baby's feedings, a new study shows.
Kids With ADHD May Also Suffer Family Troubles

New research indicates that children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder may be more likely to be part of families that are affected by poverty, divorce, neighborhood violence and substance abuse.
Blood Pressure Drugs Help Keep Heart Trouble at Bay: FDA

High blood pressure affects about one-third of American adults and raises their risk for heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney failure and death, but there are many medications available to lower blood pressure.
Doctors Should Give Toddlers Fluoride Treatments: U.S. Task Force

Primary care doctors should start playing a more prominent role in dental care for children, according to new recommendations from the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Brain Stimulation Shows Early Promise Against Alzheimer's

Four of six Alzheimer's patients responded to deep brain stimulation in a pilot study, German researchers report.
Skills Like Walking, Talking Don't Come Easily for Minority Kids With Autism

Minority children with autism are more likely to have lost critical developmental skills, such as walking or talking, than are white children, according to a new study.
Daily Aspirin Regimen Not Safe for Everyone, FDA Warns

Taking an aspirin a day can help prevent heart attack and stroke in people who have suffered such health crises in the past, but not in people who have never had heart problems, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Could Energy Drinks Be Wrong Choice for Some Teens?

Teens who regularly drink energy and sports drinks tend to engage in some unhealthy behaviors, new research suggests.
Health Highlights: May 6, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Motorcycle Accidents Claiming Fewer American Lives

Motorcyclist deaths in the United States appear to have decreased 7 percent in 2013, which would make it only the second year since 1997 in which there has been a decline, a new report shows.

 

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