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Health News for 03/28/15

March 27, 2015

People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds

Far from the "grumpy old men" stereotype, people may actually become more trusting -- and happier -- with age, a new study suggests.
2014 Saw Only 3 Shark Attack Deaths Worldwide

Only three deaths due to shark attacks occurred worldwide in 2014, according to new research.
Connection Between Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Detected in Study

Women with diabetes may have an increased risk of being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, a new study from Canada shows.
Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups

In obese people with asthma, weight-loss surgery has been linked to a significant reduction in serious asthma flare-ups, new research suggests.
Expert Offers Tips to Help Babies With Stuffy Noses

Stuffy noses are common among babies, but many parents aren't sure how to help, an expert says.
Avoid Medication Overdoses in Children

Medications for children -- even those you can buy over-the-counter -- can be dangerous if a child is given too much, one expert says.
Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women

Researchers report that more pregnant women are developing kidney failure, an apparent product of the growing prevalence of chronic kidney disease in the United States.
Drinking Water Helps Prevent Kidney Stones

Drinking plenty of water will lower your risk of kidney stones, researchers report.
E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine's effects.
Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death

Painful knee arthritis is associated with an increased risk of premature death in women, a new study suggests.
Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows

New statistics suggest that kidney patients on dialysis are surviving longer.
Health Highlights: March 27, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Free School Breakfasts Appear to Boost Kids' Grades

Free school breakfasts may help low-income students do better in the classroom, a new study suggests.
Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?

Scientists say they've developed an anti-Alzheimer's diet.
Health Tip: Monitoring Your Weight

Even if you've successfully lost weight, a few slip-ups here and there may put you on a road back to weight gain.
Health Tip: Turning Kids on to a Healthy Lifestyle

You want your kids to embrace healthier eating, but they may fight you if you push too hard.

 

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