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Use Your Space Heater Safely

Sun, 2014-12-07 08:00

Misuse leads to emergency treatment for 6,000 Americans a year



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Page: Fire Safety
Categories: Health Sciences

'Mean Boys' Rule in Middle, High School, Study Finds

Fri, 2014-12-05 15:00

Males may be more likely than girls to use 'relational aggression'



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bullying, School Health
Categories: Health Sciences

Public Restrooms No Germier Than Your Home, Study Finds

Fri, 2014-12-05 13:00

But you should still wash your hands, experts caution



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Page: Germs and Hygiene
Categories: Health Sciences

Summer Jobs Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble, Study Suggests

Fri, 2014-12-05 13:00
And the effect lasts months after employment ends, researchers find
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Teen Health, Teen Violence
Categories: Health Sciences

Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications

Fri, 2014-12-05 13:00

Fewer than one in 10 forgot their daily dose after cellphone prompt, study says



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Page: Medicines
Categories: Health Sciences

Daily Statin Might Raise Your Risk for Cataracts

Fri, 2014-12-05 11:00

But benefits of cholesterol-lowering drugs outweigh risks, experts say



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cataract, Statins
Categories: Health Sciences

Home Treatment for Cancer-Related Swelling May Slash Costs

Fri, 2014-12-05 11:00
Annual cost of lymphedema treatment fell $12,000, study found
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer--Living with Cancer, Lymphedema
Categories: Health Sciences

Obesity Can Cause 'Silent' Damage to Heart

Fri, 2014-12-05 11:00
Study shows excess weight harms cardiovascular system without symptoms
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Failure, Obesity
Categories: Health Sciences

Painkiller Abuse More Likely for Those Who Skip College: Study

Fri, 2014-12-05 11:00

Link is especially true for females



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pain Relievers, Prescription Drug Abuse
Categories: Health Sciences

Women and Aspirin

Fri, 2014-12-05 09:33
Source: HealthDay -
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pain Relievers, Women's Health
Categories: Health Sciences

FDA Approves Jakafi to Treat Patients with a Chronic Type of Bone Marrow Disease

Fri, 2014-12-05 07:40
Source: Food and Drug Administration
Related MedlinePlus Page: Bone Marrow Diseases
Categories: Health Sciences

Longer Breast-Feeding May Protect Infants at Risk for Obesity

Fri, 2014-12-05 06:00
Those who drank mother's milk for less than 2 months were more likely to gain extra weight
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breastfeeding, Obesity in Children
Categories: Health Sciences

Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life

Fri, 2014-12-05 06:00

Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes, Heart Diseases, Obesity
Categories: Health Sciences

Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65

Fri, 2014-12-05 06:00

Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say



Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Blood Thinners, Colorectal Cancer, Heart Disease in Women
Categories: Health Sciences