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Health News for 10/23/14

October 23, 2014

Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children

A new test that scans all of a person's genes to pinpoint a single mutation can help identify rare genetic disorders in children, a new study shows.
Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say

Riding a bus or an elevator full of sniffles, coughs and sneezes is one of the more unpleasant aspects of the flu season.
As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study

Occasional marijuana use does not appear to affect teens' intelligence or school performance, but heavy marijuana use is associated with slightly lower exam scores, according to a new study.
'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder

Reliving the death of a loved one may help people with prolonged grief disorder, a new study suggests.
Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

Cesarean delivery was the most common inpatient surgery in the United States in 2011 and was used in nearly one-third of all deliveries, research shows.
Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives

Teens' conflicts at home increase the risk of problems at school for up to two days, according to a new study.
Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters

Hospital patients often have tubes placed in their veins to deliver medication or take blood samples. But a new study suggests their doctors don't always know about it.
Health Tip: Using a Pacifier to Soothe Baby

Deciding to offer a pacifier to your baby, then choosing the right one for the child, are important decisions for new parents.
Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can interfere with daily life, making it difficult to assume daily responsibilities.
Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime

Seniors who wear their dentures when they sleep are at increased risk for pneumonia, according to new research.
Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches, Scientists Report

After weight-loss surgery, some patients may be at risk for developing severe headaches, a new study suggests.
Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey

Americans are less trusting of the medical profession than people in many other countries -- even though they often like their own doctor, a new report finds.
U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care

The U.S. health care system ranks dead last compared to other industrialized nations when it comes to affordability and patient access, according to a new survey.
Taking a 'Selfie' May Help With Dermatology Care, Study Shows

While in-office visits may still be best, taking a photo of a skin lesion and sending it to your dermatologist for analysis may be a valuable piece of eczema care, a new study finds.
Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats

Over the last three decades, Americans have cut their intake of artery-clogging saturated and trans fats -- but not enough, new research shows.
Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects

The risk of birth defects is low among children conceived using assisted reproductive technologies (ART), according to a new study.

 

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