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March 29, 2013

Health Tip: How Did I Get Hemorrhoids?

(HealthDay News) -- Hemorrhoids occur when blood vessels in the rectum become swollen and tender.

Health Tip: Dieticians Can Help Diabetics

(HealthDay News) -- Controlling your diet is an important part of managing diabetes, and working with a registered dietician (R.D.) can help.

Another Danger of Depression?

FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- People with untreated depression may not gain the full benefits of certain healthy lifestyle habits, according to a new study.

Complications From Kidney Stone Surgery Rising, Study Finds

FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- As more patients undergo a minimally invasive procedure to remove kidney stones, the rate of complications from the surgery is also rising, according to a new study.

Drug-Resistant 'Superbug' May Spread Among Patients, Study Finds

FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Drug-resistant bacteria that cause lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis can be passed indirectly from person to person, a new study finds.

Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link

FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Although some parents worry about the sheer number of vaccines babies typically receive, a new U.S. government study finds no evidence that more vaccinations increase the risk of autism.

Blood Test Might Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early, Study Finds

FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test that detects deadly pancreatic cancer earlier than usual might slightly improve patients' odds for survival, a small Japanese study suggests.

Pre-College Parental Chat May Reduce Freshman Drinking

FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who want to help their teens better navigate the world of college drinking might consider a pre-college chat on the topic. New research suggests it will help douse their desire to imbibe when they hit campus.

Health Highlights: March 29, 2013

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