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Health News for 11/27/14

November 27, 2014

Expert Shares Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Tips

Thanksgiving meals can pose a challenge for people who have to eat a gluten-free diet, an expert says.
Don't Let Chronic Heartburn Spoil Your Thanksgiving Feast

Planning on seconds at Thanksgiving Day dinner this year? If you suffer from chronic heartburn -- clinically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) -- a few steps may help minimize the aftereffects.
Want Kids to Eat Better? Get Them Cooking

Getting kids involved in the kitchen, through cooking classes or at home, may make them more likely to choose healthy foods, according to a recent review.
Turkey Fryer Mishaps Can Cause Serious Burns

Celebration can quickly turn to tragedy if popular turkey fryers are misused on Thanksgiving Day, experts say.
Health Tip: Skate Safely

Read to lace up your ice skates and enjoy some winter exercise? Make sure you're prepared.
Health Tip: Keep Your Feet Happy

Your feet can really take a beating from all the walking and standing at holiday functions.
Early Trial Promising for Ebola Vaccine

An experimental Ebola vaccine appears to be safe and produces an immune system response that could protect people against the deadly virus, according to early clinical trial results reported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises

Most babies and young children don't need medicines if they have a cold, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
Harm From Baseball Concussions May Linger, Study Finds

Even after they're cleared to play following a concussion, baseball players' batting skills are worse than normal, which suggests they may not be fully recovered, a new study suggests.
Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening

More than half of Americans with dementia have never undergone screening of their thinking and memory skills, a new study suggests.
Some People May Be Pre-Wired to Be Bilingual

Some people's brains seem pre-wired to acquire a second language, new research suggests. But anyone who tries to move beyond their mother tongue will likely gain a brain boost, the small study finds.
U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC

Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes than ever, health officials said.
Don't Let High Altitude Ruin Your Holiday Trip

When you're planning your holiday get-away, don't forget to factor high altitude into your vacation sports -- such as skiing or hiking, a sports medicine specialist cautions.

 

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