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Health News for 05/29/14

May 29, 2014

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Health Tip: Strap Big Kids in a Booster Seat

Children who have grown too big for a traditional child car seat can still be protected by using a booster seat.
Health Tip: Caring for Acne-Prone Skin

Skin that's prone to acne needs special care to help keep it smooth and clear.
Obesity, Overweight Rates Jump Worldwide, Report Finds

In the past three decades, the number of overweight and obese people worldwide has jumped from 857 million to 2.1 billion, a new analysis shows.
Abnormal Lung Scan May Be 'Teachable Moment' for Smokers

The more serious their lung cancer screening results, the more likely smokers are to give up cigarettes, a new study finds.
Diabetics Fare Worse After Heart Surgery, Study Finds

People with diabetes have an increased risk of problems after heart bypass surgery, a new study finds.
Fast Weight Loss May Mean Muscle Loss

If you lose weight too fast, you lose more muscle than when you shed excess pounds more slowly, a small study says.
Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer Seen in Circumcised Blacks: Study

A new study on prostate cancer suggests that circumcision might have a preventive effect in black men and men who undergo the procedure later in life.
Sagging Eyelids More Common in Men, Fair-Skinned and Overweight: Study

The dreaded drooping eyelids that often come with age are more likely to appear on men, people with fair skin and those who are overweight, a new study finds.
Remote Monitoring Device Approved for Heart Patients

An implanted wireless device that measures key vital signs in people with heart failure has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Having Babies May Be 'Contagious' Among Long-Time Friends

Getting pregnant may be contagious among long-time friends -- when one woman has a baby, her former high school classmates are more likely to intentionally get pregnant within the next two years, according to new research.
Health Highlights: May 29, 2014

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