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Health News for 06/06/14

June 06, 2014

Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients and Caregivers Alike

Life with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias can be difficult for the affected individual and his or her caregiver.
Health Tip: Teach Kids Bike Safety Rules

Just as important as teaching a youngster how to peddle a bicycle is to make sure the child knows the rules of the road.
Health Tip: Can't Sleep?

Most everyone has occasional trouble falling asleep and sleeping through the night. But certain things can worsen the problem.
Poor Sleep May Lead to Worse Grades for College Students

Instead of staying up studying all night, college students might want to try a new way to improve their grades: get a good night's sleep.
Text Messages May Double Smoker's Odds of Quitting

Text messages providing tips, reminders and advice can help smokers quit, according to a new study.
Spats, Conflicts Can Raise a Woman's Blood Pressure

It goes without saying that being aggravated, criticized, annoyed or disappointed by friends or family members can be stressful.
Half a Million Cancers Prevented by Colon Screenings: Study

More than 500,000 cases of colon and rectal cancer may have been prevented with cancer screening tests during the last three decades in the United States, experts estimate.
Many Childhood Leukemia Survivors Aren't Taking 'Maintenance' Meds: Study

For child survivors of a blood cancer called acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), two years of follow-up medications help assure that the cancer doesn't return.
Knee Replacement Surgeries Rising With Obesity Rates

The number of total knee replacement surgeries in the United States are on the rise, a new study shows.
Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Diabetes, Research Suggests

A study of more than 8,600 people suffering from sleep apnea suggests a possible increased risk for developing diabetes, Canadian researchers report.
Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies, Asthma: Study

Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but a home that's too clean can leave a newborn child vulnerable to allergies and asthma later in life, a new study reports.
Health Highlights: June 6, 2014

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