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Health News for 08/18/14

August 18, 2014

Health Tip: Reducing Your Chances of Heart Disease if You Have Diabetes

Diabetics are at increased risk of developing heart disease, but there are lifestyle changes you can make to help lower the risk.
Health Tip: Practice a Well-Balanced Exercise Program

To get the full benefits of regular exercise, experts say you should focus on many forms of activity.
Study: Vigorous Exercise Seems Safe for Heart Transplant Recipients

Vigorous exercise appears to be safe and beneficial for heart transplant patients, according to new research.
Lunchbox Hygiene Helps Prevent Foodborne Illness, Expert Says

Keeping children's lunchboxes clean helps protect them from foodborne illness, an expert says.
Co-Workers Take Dim View of Women Who Seek Flex Time: Study

Women seeking a better work-life balance are less likely than men to be viewed positively by their colleagues, a new study finds.
Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds

Rates of developmental and mental disabilities -- ranging from speech problems to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- have jumped 21 percent among U.S. children, according to a new report.
HPV Vaccine Protects Against Infection 8 Years Out: Study

A new long-term study shows that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appears to protect against the sexually transmitted virus for at least eight years.
Early Research With Drug Restores Hair in Patients With Alopecia

A drug used to treat a rare type of bone marrow cancer restores hair in patients with an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, a new study found.
Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated

Doctors are still struggling to find effective ways to convince wary parents of the importance of vaccinating their infant children.
Health Highlights: Aug. 18, 2014

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