Health Tip: Watch Your Cholesterol When Dining Out
(HealthDay News) -- If you're trying to lower your cholesterol,
choose your menu options carefully when dining out.
Health Tip: Develop Good Sleep Habits
(HealthDay News) -- To get a good night's sleep, it's important
to develop healthy sleep habits and stick to them each night.
When Kids Exercise More, Their Grades Might Rise Too
THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- One key to better grades
in the classroom may lie in the gym or on the playground, a new
More Regular Meals May Improve Dementia Care
THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Helping people with
dementia to eat more regularly improves their physical health and
may lower symptoms of depression, a small new study from Taiwan
With Acne, Bacteria Strain on Your Skin May Be Culprit
THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Your odds of having acne
may depend on whether the "good" strain of a particular type of
bacteria lives on your skin, a new study suggests.
Babies Born to Obese Women Show Thicker Arteries: Study
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Infants born to obese
women typically have a thickening of a key heart vessel that seems
tied to their mom's excess weight, a new study shows.
Too Much Sitting Could Court Diabetes, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Could sofas and chairs be
bad for your health? New research suggests that as time spent
sitting goes up, so does a person's odds for type 2 diabetes.
Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism and Depression
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Autism,
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), major depression,
bipolar disorder and schizophrenia may all share common genetic
risk factors, a new study says.
Fiscal Standoff Could Cause Financial Pain for Health Care
THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- "Sequestration" is
Washington-speak for the approximately $85 billion in annual
federal spending cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Those cuts were originally set to take effect on Jan. 1, but were
delayed in the deal to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff" of tax
increases and budget reductions.
Higher Indoor Humidity Levels Might Slow Flu's Spread
THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- As the flu season
continues to pack a punch for some Americans, new research suggests
there might be a simple way to reduce the risk for infection in an
indoor setting: hike up humidity levels.
1 in 5 Americans Knows a Victim of Gun Violence: Poll
THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- One in five Americans
knows a victim of gun violence and four in 10 are worried about
becoming the victim of gun violence, according to a new poll
released by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Video Games May Sharpen Focusing Skills in Kids With Dyslexia
THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Here's one possible
treatment for dyslexia that kids won't complain about: video
Health Highlights: Feb. 28, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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