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March 25, 2013

Health Tip: Savor a Healthier Sandwich

(HealthDay News) -- Making a delicious, healthy sandwich is a great way to bring more nutrients into your meals without sacrificing taste.

Health Tip: Stretch Before and After Exercise

(HealthDay News) -- Proper stretching can help reduce the risk of injury and improve your workouts.

Complications More Common Than Thought for Type of Hip Surgery

SATURDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) -- The complication rate for hip arthroscopy, a minimally invasive surgical procedure to repair damage to the inside of the joint, is higher than previously thought, a new study finds.

Fit Kids May Dodge Fractures in Old Age

SATURDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) -- Physically active children may be at lower risk for fractures when they grow older, according to a new study from Sweden. The findings add to evidence that regular daily exercise can improve children's health now and in the future, the researchers said.

Teen Moms More Likely to Have Been Neglected, Abused

MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who are sexually abused or neglected during adolescence are more likely to become teen moms, regardless of their race, family income or if they come from a one- or two-parent home, according to a new study.

Desire to Succeed Linked to Better Grades in College

MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Personality may not be the key to success, but one specific personality trait -- conscientiousness -- seems to be associated with achieving a higher grade point average (GPA) among college students, a new study has found.

Health Highlights: March 25, 2013

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

Stress During Pregnancy May Raise Heart Defect Risk for Baby

MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Stress in mothers before and during pregnancy may boost the risk of congenital heart defects in their children, more new evidence suggests. But the findings aren't conclusive, and the effect -- if it exists -- appears to be small.

Four in 10 Babies Given Solid Foods Too Early, Study Finds

MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Child development experts advise parents not to introduce solid foods, such as baby cereal, into an infant's diet until the infant is at least 4 to 6 months old. However, new research suggests that about 40 percent of parents aren't heeding this advice and are giving their babies solid food much sooner.

Inhaler Approved for Cystic Fibrosis Patients

MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- The TOBI Podhaler (tobramycin inhalation powder) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat cystic fibrosis patients infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that can damage the lungs.

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