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Today's Parents Less Able to Spot Obesity in Their Kids: Study
Today's Parents Less Able to Spot Obesity in Their Kids: Study MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents have become less able to realize when their child is overweight or obese, a new study finds. In fact, parents interviewed between 2005 and...
Take Steps to Control Bunions
Take Steps to Control Bunions FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you have bunions, taking care of them now can help you avoid more serious treatment later, an expert says. A bunion is a bump that forms on the joint of the big toe when bone o...
Two Polio Vaccines May Give Greater Protection Against Crippling Disease
Two Polio Vaccines May Give Greater Protection Against Crippling Disease THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using two types of polio vaccines seems to provide stronger protection against the disease and may boost efforts to eradicate polio, a...
Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression
Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of therapy and antidepressants appears to best help people with severe but short-term depression, a new study reports. Four out of five ...
Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says
Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study found no evidence to support the widely held belief that intensive treatment for high blood pressure increases patients' risk...
Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC
Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. teen birth rates fell dramatically during the past two decades, plummeting 57 percent and saving taxpayers billions of dollars, a new g...
Tough Laws Continue to Target Tobacco Sales to Minors
Tough Laws Continue to Target Tobacco Sales to Minors THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Only about 10 percent of inspected stores across the United States illegally sold tobacco products to minors during 2013, a U.S. government report says. ...
Treatment Delays for Many Who Need Gallbladder Surgery: Study
Treatment Delays for Many Who Need Gallbladder Surgery: Study THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one in five patients with gallbladder pain don't have emergency surgery when they first need it, a new study finds. Most patients who requi...
The 'Bear' Facts on Obesity and Diabetes
The 'Bear' Facts on Obesity and Diabetes TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The ways grizzly bears deal with hibernation and fluctuating weight might offer valuable new clues to human obesity and diabetes, new research suggests. The study autho...
Two Americans With Ebola Will Be Evacuated to United States
Two Americans With Ebola Will Be Evacuated to United States FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two Americans stricken with the Ebola virus in West Africa will be evacuated to the United States for treatment, U.S. State Department officials said ...