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Health News for 03/27/15

March 27, 2015

E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine's effects.
Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death

Painful knee arthritis is associated with an increased risk of premature death in women, a new study suggests.
Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows

New statistics suggest that kidney patients on dialysis are surviving longer.
Health Highlights: March 27, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?

Scientists say they've developed an anti-Alzheimer's diet.
Free School Breakfasts Appear to Boost Kids' Grades

Free school breakfasts may help low-income students do better in the classroom, a new study suggests.
Health Tip: Turning Kids on to a Healthy Lifestyle

You want your kids to embrace healthier eating, but they may fight you if you push too hard.
Health Tip: Monitoring Your Weight

Even if you've successfully lost weight, a few slip-ups here and there may put you on a road back to weight gain.
Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds

Older people who need a kidney transplant are better off receiving an available organ from an older deceased donor rather than waiting for one from a younger donor, a new study shows.
Terminally Ill Can Do Without Statins, Study Finds

Halting the use of cholesterol-lowering statins in terminally ill patients may improve their quality of life, a new study indicates.
Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes

Healthy eating and exercise might help most people live to a respectable old age, but making it to 95 or 100 might require help from your DNA, a new study finds.
CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

U.S. health officials on Thursday released a new round of graphic anti-smoking ads featuring former smokers living with the ravages of tobacco.
COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.

The respiratory illness known as COPD takes a toll on mobility and employment, with a new report finding that nearly one-quarter of Americans with the condition are unable to work.
Too Much Homework May Hurt Teens' Test Scores

More isn't necessarily better for teens when it comes to homework, a new study finds.
More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows

Ebola likely won't mutate into a strain that goes airborne or dodges current efforts to develop effective vaccines, tests and treatments for the deadly virus, a new study suggests.
In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee

Patients who choose at-home physical therapy instead of in-patient rehabilitation after knee replacement surgery do just as well when it comes to complications, long-term pain management and movement recovery, new research indicates.
Abused Kids Not Destined to Be Abusive Parents, Study Finds

Conventional wisdom says that abused children often grow up to be abusive parents, but a 30-year study of American families suggests it's more complicated than that.

 

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