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Health News for 05/14/14

May 14, 2014

Health Tip: Choose Healthy Snacks

Eating well when you're a busy student on a budget doesn't have to be expensive or time-consuming.
Health Tip: Trim the Fat From Meat

If you're a meat eater, take steps to make healthier, leaner choices and trim the fat.
Adults With Autism at Risk for Many Health Problems: Study

Autism apparently isn't a stand-alone disorder, with new research revealing that adults with autism often face a host of mental and physical illnesses.
Early Repetitive Behaviors May Signal Autism Risk

There may be a simple way to help spot signs of autism early on in siblings of children with the disorder, new research suggests.
Study Probes Why Kids With Autism Are Oversensitive to Touch, Noise

Certain areas in the brains of children with autism overreact to sensory stimuli, such as the touch of a scratchy sweater and loud traffic noises, a new small study shows.
FDA Asks Public to Join Battle Against Smoking by Children

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants your help in keeping children away from tobacco.
Early Menopause Linked to Heart Failure Risk in Swedish Study

Early menopause may increase a woman's risk for heart failure later in life, especially if she is a smoker, a new study suggests.
Surgical Outcomes Worse For People On Medicaid: Study

Surgery patients covered by Medicaid do worse than those with private insurance, according to a new study.
Prescription Drug Use Continues to Climb in U.S.

Prescription drugs are playing an increasingly larger role in U.S. life, with nearly half of all Americans taking one or more medications.
Health Highlights: May 14, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
MERS Not Yet a Public Health Emergency: WHO

The World Health Organization says that, while there's growing concern about infections caused by the MERS virus, the threat does not yet constitute a public health emergency.



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