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February 07, 2013

Health Tip: Giving Up Baby's Bottle

(HealthDay News) -- By your baby's first birthday, you should start making the transition from bottles to cups.

Health Tip: Dealing With Low Back Pain

(HealthDay News) -- Low back pain can result from an injury or from degeneration of discs between the spine's vertebrae.

Self-Esteem, Optimism Help When Caring for Spouse After Stroke

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Self-esteem and optimism influence depression in both stroke survivors and their spouse caregivers, and both people should be treated together, according to a new study.

Stroke During Childhood May Raise Risk for Epilepsy, Study Says

THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Infants and children who survive a bleeding stroke may be at increased risk for seizures and epilepsy, a new study finds.

Cancer Drug Doesn't Speed Up Tumor Growth, Researchers Say

THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The anticancer drug Sutent (sunitinib) does not cause tumors to grow faster after treatment ends, according to a new study.

Docs, Families May Underestimate Patients' Odds After Some Strokes: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may sometimes be too pessimistic about a patient's potential for recovery after a major bleeding incident occurs in the brain, a new study suggests.

Maternal Depression, Violence at Home May Raise Child's ADHD Risk

THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers whose parents report depression and intimate partner violence may be more likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by the age of 6, new research suggests.

Exposure to Smog in Early Pregnancy Linked to Complications

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Women exposed to elevated levels of ozone air pollution in the first three months of pregnancy may be at increased risk for complications such as preeclampsia and premature birth, a new study suggests.

Older Motorcyclists More Likely to Be Seriously Hurt in Crashes

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Older motorcyclists are up to three times more likely than younger riders to be seriously injured in a crash, a new study shows.

Scientists Explore How Zinc Fights Off Infection

THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans take zinc supplements to zap colds, and a new study seeks to explain how the mineral works.

For Restaurants, Healthier Menus May Mean Healthier Bottom Line

THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- A leaner menu may lead to a fatter wallet for those invested in the restaurant industry, research suggests.

'Clot-Buster' Drug May Still Be Best Stroke Treatment

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- The standard medical care for patients having an ischemic stroke is to give powerful "clot-busting" drugs as soon as possible after the start of the stroke.

Who Says the Sexes Are Planets Apart?

THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Men are from Mars, and Women are from Venus? Maybe not.

Stars Strut in Red to Bring Awareness to Women's Heart Health

THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Olympic gymnastics champion Gabby Douglas wowed the crowd in crimson, actress/designer Kelly Osbourne flaunted cherry red, and pop star Toni Braxton strutted in ruby Wednesday evening in New York City, all part of the annual Red Dress Collection show to boost awareness of women's heart health.

Health Highlights: Feb. 7, 2013

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

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