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March 05, 2013

Health Tip: Experiencing Nosebleeds During Pregnancy?

(HealthDay News) -- An excess volume of blood, combined with an increase in hormone levels, can trigger nosebleeds during pregnancy.

Health Tip: Defend Against Insect Bites While Traveling Abroad

(HealthDay News) -- If you're traveling abroad, taking precautions to prevent insect bites can help reduce the risk of illness.

Motherhood May Spur Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior in Some

TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers have a much higher rate of obsessive-compulsive symptoms than other people and these symptoms center on their baby's well-being, a new study indicates.

Mini-Organ Would Mimic Pancreas to Treat Type 1 Diabetes

TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- A new bioengineered, miniature organ dubbed the BioHub might one day offer people with type 1 diabetes freedom from their disease.

Report Details Steps to Boost Patient Safety

TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Experts estimate that many tens of thousands of people in the United States die each year from medical errors, unproven treatments, bad diagnoses and preventable problems such as bedsores. Now, a federal health care agency is urging the medical world to follow 10 strategies to improve safety for patients.

Spotting Sleep Problems in Special-Needs Children

TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- About 30 percent of children have a sleep disorder, but the rate is even higher in children with special needs, an expert says.

Health Highlights: March 5, 2013

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