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Health News for 08/22/14

August 22, 2014

Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says

Many children get anxious or afraid when they have to get a vaccination, but there are a number of ways that parents can make these shots easier for their kids, an expert suggests.
Cosmetic Eye Procedure May Ease Migraines, Small Study Says

Cosmetic eyelid surgery involving specific nerves may do more than improve your looks -- the procedure may also provide migraine relief for some, according to new research.
Food Allergies More Common Among Inner City Kids, Study Finds

Inner city children have a higher-than-normal risk of developing food allergies, a new study finds.
College Prep 101

College can be a challenging time for young people, but there are a number of things they can do to make the most of their new life, an expert says.
Many Americans Harbor Unfounded Fears About Ebola Outbreak: Survey

Many Americans know little about how Ebola is transmitted and harbor unfounded fears about the possibility of an outbreak in the United States, a new survey shows.
Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds

A growing number of Americans on work disability chronically use powerful prescription painkillers, according to a new study.
Low-Nicotine Cigarettes May Not Lead to More Smoking

People who use reduced-nicotine cigarettes don't smoke more to make up for the lower levels of nicotine, according to a new study.
Counseling Does Little to Deter Youth Drinking, Review Finds

Counseling may do little to help young people with drinking problems, a large-scale review finds.
Health Highlights: Aug. 22, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Healthy Grilling Options

The grill is a great way to cook healthy foods without heating up the kitchen.
Health Tip: Incorporating Flexibility Training

Flexibility training, such as stretching, is an often-ignored type of exercise designed to improve the body's range of motion.
Getting Healthier a Big Money-Saver for People With Diabetes

Not only is eating better and exercising healthy for people with diabetes, it can save them hundreds of health-care dollars a year, a new study finds.
Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women at Risk for Diabetes

Being born at a low birth weight puts black women at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors

Among seniors, dimming vision may be tied to poorer survival, new research suggests.
Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression

A combination of therapy and antidepressants appears to best help people with severe but short-term depression, a new study reports.
U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is going ahead with tough new controls on painkillers containing hydrocodone, which has been tied to a surge in dangerous addictions across the United States.
Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says

The air in American cities is getting safer to breathe, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported Thursday.
Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests

Black mothers are less likely than white moms to breast-feed their babies, and here's one possible reason why: Hospitals in neighborhoods with many black residents do less to promote nursing than those in areas with more white residents, a U.S. government study finds.
Two Polio Vaccines May Give Greater Protection Against Crippling Disease

Using two types of polio vaccines seems to provide stronger protection against the disease and may boost efforts to eradicate polio, a new study shows.

 

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