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Health News for 07/21/14

July 21, 2014

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Health Tip: Take Kids for a Nature Walk

To help children disconnect from TV, video games and light-up toys, go outside for a nature walk and get some exercise.
Health Tip: Using the Web for Health Information

While the Internet can be a great source of health knowledge, it is important to make sure that you're getting sound advice from a trusted source.
Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery

People who are older than 65 who've had a stroke or heart valve surgery, or who have known blood vessel disease, have an increased risk of stroke after heart surgery, a new study finds.
HIV Diagnoses Down in U.S., Except for Young Gay Males: CDC

A new report offers good and bad news about the AIDS epidemic in the United States: The annual diagnosis rate of HIV, the virus that causes the disease, has dropped by one-third in the general population but has climbed among young gay and bisexual males.
Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research.
Good Schools May Be Good for a Teen's Health, Too

Low-income teenagers who get into a more rigorous high school may take fewer health risks than their peers at other schools, a new study suggests.
Waistlines of U.S. Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady, Study Finds

The waistlines of America's children and teens may have stopped expanding, a new study indicates.
Common Genes Implicated in Autism Study

Most of the genetic risk for autism appears to come from common gene variants rather than spontaneous gene mutations, according to a new study.
Scientists Discover New Way to Make Human Platelets

Scientists report they have discovered a new way to make fully functional human platelets, which are the blood cells that form clots.
Health Highlights: July 21, 2014

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