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Health News for 07/30/14

July 30, 2014

Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia

Spending time in a garden might help soothe the agitation that commonly strikes people with dementia, a new review suggests.
Adults Who've Abused Alcohol May Be at Risk for Memory Problems

Middle-aged adults with a history of alcohol abuse are more than twice as likely as others to develop severe memory problems later in life, according to a new study.
Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk?

Clues to whether a person is at risk for suicide could lie in a simple blood test, a new study suggests.
Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC

Medical costs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the United States are more than $32 billion each year, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health Tip: Choosing Sunglasses

Sunglasses are more than just fashionable, they also reduce the risk of sun damage to your eyes.
Health Tip: Monitor a Blister

A blister usually can be managed at home with careful cleaning. But it's important to watch for signs of infection.
Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects

A simple blood test could help prevent neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida, new research finds.
Fruits, Veggies May Have Their Limits in Boosting Lifespan

The nutrients in fruits and vegetables are vital to good health and a long life, but only up to a point. Once you've hit five servings of fruits and vegetables each day, additional daily servings don't appear to boost longevity, a new research review suggests.
Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise, Expert Warns

Although the bite of a brown recluse spider is poisonous, these wounds usually heal well if left alone, an expert notes.
Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says

Dieting at a young age might set the stage for harmful health habits, including eating disorders, according to new research.
Protect Your Eyes When Hitting the Pool

Chlorine helps keep pool water clean, but it can also make swimmers more likely to develop eye infections, doctors say.
Kids Will Pass on 'Healthy' Foods

Want young children to embrace a more healthful diet?
Heart Attack Patients Treated at Night, Weekends May Have Worse Outcomes

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The time at which heart attack patients arrive at the hospital may affect their chances for survival, new research suggests.
Wider Face May Give You an Edge in Negotiations

Successful negotiations may depend on more than diplomacy. When it comes to negotiating, men with wider faces may have an advantage, according to a new study.
Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study

Quitting smoking is harder for people with depression, according to a new review.
It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says

Decorative contact lenses may seem like a fun accessory, but if you're not careful, they can cause serious eye damage.
Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study

When most children take on a task, various brain connections fire up. But scans showed less of this neuro-boosting activity in kids with autism, according to a small new study.
Health Highlights: July 29, 2014

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