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Health News for 08/11/14

August 11, 2014

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Health Tip: Brush Up on Nutrition for Back to School

As the new school year approaches, it's time to focus on healthy eating to make sure your child's growing body is properly fueled for the challenges of school.
Health Tip: Promoting Social Behavior in Toddlers

Toddlerhood is full of discovery, development and awareness, including learning how to socialize with other children.
Black Veterans Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screening, Study Finds

Colon cancer screening rates for black patients in a Veterans Affairs health care system in California are much lower compared to other races, even though all patients have similar access to care, according to a new study.
For Breech Baby, C-Section May Be Safer Option: Study

Breech babies are much more likely to die during vaginal delivery compared with cesarean section, according to a new study.
Front-of-Head Hits Blamed for Nearly Half of Young Football Player Concussions

High school football players are more likely to lose consciousness after concussions if they get hit at the top of the head compared to the sides, back or front, according to a new study.
Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women, Study Finds

Older women intent on keeping breast cancer at bay may want to start and maintain a regular exercise regimen, a new study shows.
U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Falling Overall, Study Finds

Overall lung cancer rates are dropping, according to a new analysis of nearly a half million Americans with lung cancer. But, the news wasn't all good -- the study also found that the rates of certain types of lung cancer are increasing, according to researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Ethicists Grapple With Tough Questions Over Release of Ebola Drugs

As the number of dead in the West African Ebola outbreak nears 1,000, many people are calling for the wider production and release of untested medicines that might help patients.
Exposure to Common Antibacterials May Affect Growth of Fetus: Study

Many pregnant women and their unborn children are being exposed to antibacterial compounds that may be linked to developmental and reproductive issues, a new small study suggests.
Health Highlights: Aug. 11, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Lupus Patients Face High Rehospitalization Rates

One in six hospitalized lupus patients requires readmission to the hospital within a month after discharge, according to a new study.
Ebola Vaccine Trials Set to Begin in September

Officials at the World Health Organization said that the first round of clinical trials of a potential Ebola vaccine made by drug maker GlaxoSmithKline could begin next month.

 

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