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Health News for 04/01/15

April 1, 2015

More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist

More Americans are surviving childhood cancers than ever before, but many suffer lingering health problems as adults, a new study finds.
'Exploding Head Syndrome' Surprisingly Common Among Young People

Nearly one in five young people suffers from what's called "exploding head syndrome," a new study suggests.
Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests

Serious head injuries may lead to premature brain aging, a new British study suggests.
Serving in Iraq, Afghanistan Not Behind Rising Suicide Rates in Military: Study

In a study of almost 4 million American military personnel, serving in Iraq or Afghanistan was not associated with suicide risk, a new study finds.
Health Highlights: April 1, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Exercise Beneficial Even in Polluted Air: Study

The health benefits of exercise appear to outweigh the potential harm of air pollution, according to a new study from Denmark.
One-Quarter of Narcotic Painkillers Misused, Study Shows

Almost a quarter of powerful narcotic painkillers that are prescribed for chronic pain are misused, and the rate of addiction among patients hovers near 10 percent, a new review shows.
Health Tip: Heading to the Beach?

A swim in the ocean can be refreshing and great exercise, but it's important to understand the potential dangers of rip currents before you dive in.
Health Tip: Cook Healthier With a Slow Cooker

A slow cooker is an easy way to prepare a variety of healthier dishes that are ready for you at the end of a long day.
Study Casts Doubt on Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain, Arthritis

Acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol in the United States -- does not appear to help ease lower back pain and offers little relief for the most common form of arthritis, according to a new report.
Steer Clear of Raw Milk, Researchers Warn

Raw milk causes more than half of all milk-related foodborne illnesses in the United States, even though only about 3.5 percent of Americans drink raw milk, according to a new report.
Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines

Three leading groups of heart experts have issued updated guidelines that set blood pressure goals for people with heart disease.
Eat Right to Protect Your Sight

A number of nutrients can help keep your eyes healthy, and some may even improve your eyesight, an eye doctor says.
Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children

Taking iron supplements during pregnancy doesn't appear to significantly change any health outcomes for mom or baby, a new review shows.

 

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