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February 26, 2013

Health Tip: Work Out at the Right Speed for You

(HealthDay News) -- When you're starting an exercise program, it's important to work out at the right intensity to make sure you're challenging yourself without pushing your body too hard.

Health Tip: Serve Up a Healthy After-School Snack

(HealthDay News) -- You want your kids to eat something healthy after school, but there's no time to cook something nutritious.

Can Therapy Dogs Help Kids With Autism?

TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- For children with autism, trained dogs may offer not only a furry friend, but some therapeutic benefits, too, a new research review finds.

Soccer Kicks Up Activity Level of Overweight Kids: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- When looking for ways to get a heavy child moving, soccer could prove a winner.

Another Study Says Mediterranean Diet Good for the Heart

MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Score another heart-health win for the Mediterranean diet.

Mother's Drinking Increases Risk of Infant's Death: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Children of women who are diagnosed with an alcohol disorder during pregnancy or within a year after giving birth have a three-fold higher risk of dying from SIDS -- sudden infant death syndrome -- compared to babies whose mothers do not have alcohol issues, according to a new Australian study.

Gene Disorder Screen Benefits Baby Boys, Girls Equally: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Universal screening of newborns improves the detection of a deadly genetic disorder in both girls and boys, according to a new study.

'Worried Well' Often Ignore Negative Test Results: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- One in six people worries that they're sick even though their symptoms don't signal disease, and often these patients aren't swayed by tests that show they're fine, Scottish researchers report.

Iron-Rich Diet Might Ease PMS Misery

TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of American women know the pain and emotional tumult of premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. But a new study finds that diets full of iron from plant-based sources might help ease the condition.

Health Highlights: Feb. 26, 2013

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