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November 19, 2012

Health Tip: Fuel Your Body for Resistance Training

(HealthDay News) -- Eating a proper diet, including enough healthy carbohydrates, can help prepare your body for lifting weights -- or what professionals call resistance training.

Health Tip: If You Smoke at Home...

(HealthDay News) -- If you smoke at home, the U.S. Fire Administration recommends these precautions to reduce your risk of a home fire:

Adoption Can Boost Quality of Life for Infertile Couples, Study Finds

MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Couples who adopt children after unsuccessful treatment for fertility problems typically have a high quality of life, a new study finds.

Reduced Kidney Function Tied to Mental Decline

MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Decreased kidney function leads to declines in thinking and memory, a new study says.

Study Supports Link Between Obesity, Cavities in Homeless Kids

MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Among homeless children, obesity is associated with an increased risk of cavities, a new study indicates.

Sleeping Pill Linked to Hospital Falls, Researchers Say

MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- The sleep drug Ambien (zolpidem) greatly increases hospital patients' risk of falling, a new study finds.

Vitamin D in Pregnancy May Be Key to Women's Risk for MS, Study Says

MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with higher levels of vitamin D circulating in their blood were significantly less likely to develop multiple sclerosis in the years after giving birth, a new Swedish study suggests.

Youngest Kids in Class May Be More Likely to Get ADHD Diagnosis

MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A new study from Iceland adds to existing evidence that kids are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder if they're among the youngest in their grade at school.

Muscle-Building Teens May Go to Extremes, Study Finds

MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Many teenagers want a toned physique, and some use unhealthy tactics to get one, new research finds.

Middle Age Can Be a Bummer for Great Apes, Too

MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Chimpanzees and orangutans can suffer a midlife crisis just like people do, according to a new study.

Bigger Babies Have Bigger Brains as Teens: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Newborns who weigh around 9 pounds or more at birth tend to have bigger brains as teens than those who weigh less at birth, a new study finds.

Many Surgical Complications Occur After Patients Go Home

MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Problems that occur after a patient has been discharged from the hospital account for a large number of complications after general surgery, a new study finds.

Chronic Pain Is Often a Family Affair, Study Finds

MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- The teenage children of people who suffer chronic pain are at higher risk of suffering from such pain themselves, a new study finds.

Kids With Psoriasis More Likely to Be Overweight: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have the skin condition psoriasis are about twice as likely to be either overweight or obese as kids without the skin problem, according to new research that looked at children from nine countries.

Unemployed at Higher Risk for Heart Attack?

MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- More bad news for the jobless: Heart attack risk rises with unemployment, particularly in the first year, new research suggests.

Happier Childhoods Tied to More Wealth as Adults: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Do you know a happy kid? Good news: He or she is more likely than an unhappy child to be more affluent later in life.

Health Highlights: Nov. 19, 2012

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Kids in Daycare More Prone to Be Overweight

MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Children who regularly attend daycare are more likely to be overweight than those who stay at home with a parent, but the reasons for this difference are unknown, according to a new study.

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