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April 12, 2013

Health Tip: Should I See a Doctor for Pinkeye?

(HealthDay News) -- Pinkeye (conjunctivitis) is a common infection that can cause redness, itching, swelling and discharge.

Health Tip: Encourage Your Toddler to Read

(HealthDay News) -- Reading is a key part of a youngster's learning and development, and parents can take steps to help children foster a lifelong love of reading.

Gene May Boost Death Risk From Most Common Thyroid Cancer

FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have pinpointed a genetic mutation that is strongly associated with an increased risk of death in people with thyroid cancer.

Smoking Raises Asbestos Workers' Cancer Risk, Study Says

FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers exposed to asbestos who also have the lung condition asbestosis have a significantly raised risk of developing lung cancer, according to a new study.

Common Sleep Disorder May Impair Drivers, Research Suggests

FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Drivers with the sleep disorder sleep apnea are more likely to nod off at the wheel and fail simulated driving tests than motorists without the condition, new research finds.

Decisions, Decisions: Work Out or Fix a Meal?

FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Preparing meals can mean less time for exercise, according to a new study.

Changes to Psychiatry's 'Bible' Could Widen Definition of ADHD

FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- When the latest version of what is considered the "bible" of psychiatry is unveiled in May, experts believe several changes in it will broaden both the definition and diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- or ADHD.

Stem Cells to Relieve Low Back Pain?

FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Medical researchers are trying a new treatment for low back pain. Their hope is that harvesting and then re-injecting the body's own bone marrow -- which is rich in stem cells -- may repair worn-out discs in the spine.

10 Years On, Still Much To Be Learned From Human Genome Map

FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- As scientists mark the 10th anniversary Sunday of the completion of the Human Genome Project, they will note how that watershed effort has led to the discovery of the genetic underpinnings of almost 5,000 diseases.

Health Highlights: April 12, 2013

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