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April 09, 2013

Health Tip: Keep Medications Out of Youngsters' Reach

(HealthDay News) -- Keeping medications away from children can help protect them from accidental ingestion.

Health Tip: Keeping Baby Chicks

(HealthDay News) -- Baby chicks may be cute and cuddly, but they can harbor dangerous salmonella bacteria.

Treatment for Blindness in Dogs Might Help People, Too

MONDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Research in vision-challenged pooches might pave the way to helping humans battle similar problems, new research suggests.

New Clues to How Exercise May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who are physically active have lower levels of estrogen and its breakdown products in their bodies, according to a new study, perhaps explaining why exercise may reduce breast cancer risk.

Brain Surgery Eases Compulsive Eating in 10-Year-Old Girl

TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Removal of a rare type of benign brain tumor helped bring a young girl's compulsive eating under control, doctors report.

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Might Raise Child's Cancer Risk: Study

TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and the first year of life might increase the likelihood of developing certain childhood cancers, California researchers say.

New Bird Flu No Immediate Threat: U.S. Experts

TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- At this point, there's no reason to believe that the emerging H7N9 strain of bird flu that has sickened at least 24 people and killed seven in China is cause for alarm, health officials in the United States say.

Moderate Drinking May Not Affect Breast Cancer Survival: Study

TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have survived breast cancer can drink alcohol in moderation, new research indicates.

Hospitals Work to Reduce Unnecessary Early Births

TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Early elective deliveries of babies were significantly reduced at hospitals that implemented quality-improvement programs, according to a new study.

Could Coffee Bean Extract Help Control Blood Sugar?

TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- A natural extract from unroasted coffee beans may be a tool in fighting the uncontrolled blood sugar levels characteristic of diabetes, a small, preliminary new study suggests.

Google Search Trends Suggest Mental Woes Vary by Seasons

TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Internet searches for information about mental illnesses follow seasonal patterns, which suggests that there may be a stronger association between mental disorders and changing seasons than previously believed, a new study reports.

Many Americans Skipping Meds to Save Money, CDC Says

TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Cash-strapped Americans often skip doses of pricey prescription drugs or take less than was prescribed by their doctor, new research shows.

Better School Lunches May Lead to Slimmer Students

TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Although students who get free or discounted lunches through federal programs are more likely to be obese than students who don't, kids in states that set higher standards for these meals are less likely to suffer that fate, new research finds.

Health Highlights: April 9, 2013

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

FDA Allows Return of Once-Banned Morning Sickness Pill

TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- A morning-sickness medication that was banned 30 years ago has won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval under a new name.

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