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Health News for 08/25/14

August 25, 2014

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Health Tip: Manage Stress to Keep Diabetes in Check

Physical and emotional stress can be problematic for diabetics, as it tends to cause blood sugar to rise.
Health Tip: Teaching Your Child About Food Allergies

Children with food allergies may feel less afraid if they know what they're dealing with.
Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations

All children should start using toothpaste with fluoride when their teeth appear, regardless of their risk level for cavities, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests

Declining mental skills appear to raise a person's odds for a stroke, a new study suggests.
E-Cigarettes Should Be Regulated Like Tobacco: American Heart Association

Electronic cigarettes should be subject to the same laws that apply to tobacco products, and the federal government should ban the marketing and sale of e-cigarettes to young people, a new American Heart Association policy statement says.
Today's Parents Less Able to Spot Obesity in Their Kids: Study

Parents have become less able to realize when their child is overweight or obese, a new study finds.
Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries

Compared to conservative treatments, arthroscopic knee surgery offers no apparent benefit for middle-aged people with age-related tears of the meniscus -- the cartilage that cushions the knee joint, according to a new analysis.
Bullying Starts Before School Years Begin, Study Finds

In a finding that illustrates the complexity of bullying, Dutch researchers report that obese boys are more likely to bully and be bullied than their thinner peers and the vicious cycle begins before these children ever step foot inside a school.
Start School Later for Older Kids, Pediatricians Urge

U.S. high schools and middle schools should start classes later in the morning to allow kids some much-needed sleep, a leading group of pediatricians is urging.
Obama Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law

Responding to a Supreme Court ruling handed down late in June, the Obama administration on Friday proposed a compromise path that it said would allow women to obtain contraceptives through their health plan, while respecting the views of companies that objected to the provision on religious grounds.
Health Highlights: Aug. 25, 2014

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