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Health News for 08/29/14

August 29, 2014

'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds

About one in five patients operated on for broken bones or other orthopedic trauma shops around for additional painkillers after surgery, a new study finds.
Scientists Find Differences in Brains of Those With Dyslexia

Researchers have discovered that people with dyslexia have disrupted network connections in their brains.
European MRSA Originated in Sub-Saharan Africa, Study Finds

The main strain of a common antibiotic-resistant infection in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa originated in sub-Saharan Africa, a new study says.
Encouraging Your Baby's Babbling May Speed Language Development

The way that parents respond to their infant's babbling might affect the baby's language development, a new study suggests.
Study Counters Critics of Plainer Cigarette Packaging

Selling cigarettes in plain packages doesn't increase the use of low-cost or illegal tobacco and doesn't harm sales in small stores, according to new research from Australia.
Health Highlights: Aug. 29, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Exercise While Watching Television

If your favorite TV shows are pulling you away from your workout, why not combine the two?
Health Tip: Teach Your Child to Read Food Labels

Teaching a child to make healthy food choices empowers the child to lead a healthier lifestyle when he or she is grown.
Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients?

Too much salt in the diet may worsen symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study from Argentina suggests.
Parents' Fights May Strain Bonds With Their Kids

Arguments between parents may damage their relationships with their children, a new study indicates.
Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21

Lack of sleep not only puts teens at risk for poor grades, it also puts them at increased risk for obesity, researchers warn.
Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC

The vast majority of American babies are getting the vaccines they need to protect them from serious illnesses, federal health officials said Thursday.
Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

Scientists have found that sending electrical currents through the scalp to a specific network of brain structures can enhance people's memories, for up to a day.
Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus

Genetic research performed during the early days of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has given scientists unprecedented insight into how the virus mutates and spreads.
Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel Distances, Study Finds

Transporting donated livers long distances does not affect the quality of the organs, according to new research.
Your Family's Germs May Move With You

Your family carries its own unique population of bacteria that accompany you when you move to a new home, a new study finds.
Young Driver's Gender May Play Role in Timing, Type of Crash

The types of vehicle crashes involving young drivers often vary by gender, a new study has found.
Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says

The deadly Ebola outbreak hitting four West African nations could eventually infect more than 20,000 people, the World Health Organization announced Thursday.

 

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