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October 19, 2012

Health Tip: Is Your Child a Biter?

(HealthDay News) -- Biting is a common behavior in toddlers, who may be easily frustrated.

Health Tip: Encourage Your Family to Exercise

(HealthDay News) -- Having the will to exercise can be challenging when you're the only family member who would rather be active than watching TV.

Blood Infections in ICU Cut With Simple Measures: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- The use of antibacterial soap and ointment on all intensive care patients led to a significant reduction in bloodstream infections, a new study shows.

Texas-Mexico Border Violence May Harm Kids' Mental Health

FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Violence and poverty harm the mental health of children living near the Texas-Mexico border, a new study shows.

High-Carb Diet in Old Age Linked to Mental Decline

FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who consume lots of carbohydrates and sugar are at increased risk for mild cognitive impairment, according to a new study.

Post-Op Radiation May Boost Results for Prostate Cancer Patients: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A new French study supports the use of radiation therapy after prostate cancer surgery to help prevent recurrence in high-risk patients.

Kids With Autism Find It Hard to Describe Poor Behavior, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- It's difficult for children with autism to recognize improper social behavior and, even if they do, they are often unable to use spoken language to explain why the behavior was inappropriate, a small new study reveals.

Low Calcium Linked to Hormone Condition in Women

FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Women who do not get enough calcium in their diet are at greater risk for developing a hormone condition caused by overactive parathyroid glands that leads to weak bones and fractures, a new study found.

'Plugged-In' Teens Vulnerable in Traffic: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Plugged-in teens who can't part company with their iPods and other electronic devices don't just risk hearing problems and eyestrain. As pedestrians, they may be more likely to be struck by cars, new research finds.

Egg Freezing as Viable as 'Fresh' Eggs, Fertility Experts Say

FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A leading group of U.S. fertility doctors says there is now enough evidence to support the freezing of a woman's eggs as a way to preserve fertility in young women.

Health Highlights: Oct. 19, 2012

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