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Health News for 11/26/14

November 26, 2014

Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises

Most babies and young children don't need medicines if they have a cold, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
Early Trial Promising for Ebola Vaccine

An experimental Ebola vaccine appears to be safe and produces an immune system response that could protect people against the deadly virus, according to early clinical trial results reported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
Harm From Baseball Concussions May Linger, Study Finds

Even after they're cleared to play following a concussion, baseball players' batting skills are worse than normal, which suggests they may not be fully recovered, a new study suggests.
Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening

More than half of Americans with dementia have never undergone screening of their thinking and memory skills, a new study suggests.
Some People May Be Pre-Wired to Be Bilingual

Some people's brains seem pre-wired to acquire a second language, new research suggests. But anyone who tries to move beyond their mother tongue will likely gain a brain boost, the small study finds.
U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC

Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes than ever, health officials said.
Don't Let High Altitude Ruin Your Holiday Trip

When you're planning your holiday get-away, don't forget to factor high altitude into your vacation sports -- such as skiing or hiking, a sports medicine specialist cautions.
Spotting Hearing Problems in Infancy May Boost Reading Skills in Deaf Teens

Deaf teens have stronger language and reading skills if their hearing problems were detected at an early age, a new study suggests.
EPA Issues Tougher Rules on Ozone Emissions

New regulations to reduce emissions of the smog-causing pollutant ozone from power plants and factories were issued Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Your Dog Really Is Listening to You

While people have long believed their dogs understand what they're saying, a new study suggests they are processing the meaning and emotion of words in a human-like way.
Weight Could Influence Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief

People with rheumatoid arthritis may be more likely to achieve remission if they maintain a healthy body weight, according to new research.
Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows

Obesity is associated with close to 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide each year, and nearly two-thirds of obesity-related cancers occur in North America and Europe, a new report shows.
No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study

Taking acetaminophen, best known as Tylenol, during pregnancy or giving it to young children does not raise the risk of childhood asthma, a new study finds.
Health Highlights: Nov. 26, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Kick Unhealthy Eating Habits

Healthy habits are key to a healthier lifestyle and weight loss, but it's not always easy.
Health Tip: Plan a Healthy Thanksgiving Menu

While Thanksgiving usually is a time of indulgence, there are plenty of nutritious traditional foods.

 

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