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April 11, 2013

Unemployment's Toll Can Be Heartbreaking

THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- As anyone who's lost a job can attest, stress and worry often quickly follow. But the health of your heart after unemployment can also take a tumble.

A Survivor's Story From the Job Loss Front

THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- Michael Knowlese wasn't completely surprised when he lost his job as a marketing manager in late November 2012.

Health Tip: Protect Your Feet in the Heat

(HealthDay News) -- Hot weather can give your feet a beating, but you can take a few steps to protect your sensitive soles from the heat and sun.

Health Tip: Helping Kids Conquer Bedwetting

(HealthDay News) -- When children are developmentally ready, parents can take steps to help them stay dry through the night.

Weight-Loss Surgery May Affect Fat-Related Genes

THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery changes the levels of genes involved in burning and storing fat, a new study says.

Study Puts New Spin on 'Sound Sleep'

THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- Playing a certain type of sound stimulation during sleep might help improve your memory, a small new study suggests.

Severely Injured Vets May Need Ongoing Emotional Care

THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. veterans who suffered major limb injuries in combat showed little improvement with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the two years after receiving treatment for their wounds, researchers report.

Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report

THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to cancer prevention, the latest report from the American Cancer Society offers mostly good news but some bad news as well.

Health Highlights: April 11, 2013

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

Teen's Death From Chickenpox Highlights Need for Vaccination, CDC Reports

THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- The death from chickenpox of an otherwise healthy 15-year-old Ohio girl should remind parents of the importance of vaccination against the disease, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

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