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February 08, 2013
Health Tip: Avoid Food Poisoning
(HealthDay News) -- Keeping your kitchen clean can help avoid food-related illness and contamination.
Health Tip: Managing Dry Eyes
(HealthDay News) -- Dry eye occurs when you don't produce enough tears to keep the eyes lubricated. The problem can cause discomfort and affect vision.
Type 1 Diabetes Up 70 Percent in Kids, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have documented a startling rise in the rate of type 1 diabetes in one city: Diagnoses in kids younger than 5 jumped by 70 percent between 1985 and 2004 in Philadelphia.
Day Care May Not Raise Behavior Woes in Kids After All
FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who send their children to day care may be able to breathe a sigh of relief. New research finds that children in child care do not have an increased risk of behavioral problems.
People Seem More Accepting of Food Addiction Than Other Vices
FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Having an addiction can be stigmatizing, but new research suggests that having a food addiction may be viewed less negatively by others than an addiction to tobacco or alcohol.
A Pill So People With Celiac Disease Can Eat Freely?
FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- For people with celiac disease, everyday foods such as bread, pizza crust and muffins are potential enemies. But scientists anticipate that some day a simple pill could help prevent the digestive upsets caused by ingesting the gluten in wheat, rye or barley products.
Who Says the Sexes Are Planets Apart?
THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Men are from Mars, and Women are from Venus? Maybe not.
Docs' Theories on Obesity May Affect Their Weight-Loss Advice
FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors' beliefs about the causes of obesity can affect the advice they give to patients, researchers say.
On-the-Job Stress Won't Raise Your Risk for Cancer, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The hassles and deadlines at work may leave you frazzled, but they won't raise your risk for cancer, new research suggests.
Bishops Reject Latest Proposal on Controversial Contraception Mandate
FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Revised rules on birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act have been rejected by the group that represents Roman Catholic bishops across the United States.
Health Highlights: Feb. 8, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Winter Storm Hazard: Snowblower Injuries
FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The massive winter storm battering the northeastern United States means that many people will be using snowblowers to clear snow from their driveways and sidewalks.
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