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April 16, 2013

Health Tip: Ease Leg Cramps During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- Leg cramps are common during pregnancy, particularly at night while you're trying to sleep.

Health Tip: Pay Attention Behind the Wheel

(HealthDay News) -- Talking on the phone, texting or focusing on a GPS device while driving is dangerous for you and any of your passengers.

'Do-It-Yourself' Projects May Boost White-Collar Males' Self-Image

TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Those "do-it-yourself" projects that office-bound males enjoy on the weekend may be enhancing their self-image, a new study finds.

Babies Born Even Slightly Early May Lag Behind: Study

TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Many women choose to have labor induced or to have an elective Cesarean delivery before the full term of their pregnancy is up, but a new study suggests their child's development may suffer if they are born even a little early.

Doctors Order Fewer Lab Tests When They Know the Cost

TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- When doctors know what hospitals charge for certain lab tests, they order far fewer of them or look for cheaper alternatives, a new study finds.

Study May Explain How Circumcision Reduces HIV Risk

TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- A new study reveals that circumcision affects the type of bacteria that live on the penis, which could explain why circumcised men have a 50 percent to 60 percent reduced risk of being infected by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Higher Heart Rate Tied to Earlier Death, Even in Fit People

TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Faster heart rates in otherwise healthy men could be a harbinger of an earlier death, even among those who exercise, a new Danish study suggests.

Smoking Bans in Public Housing Could Save Dollars, Lives: CDC

TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking bans in subsidized housing, including public housing and rental assistance programs, would save $521 million a year, according to new U.S. government research.

Boston Bombing Injuries Like a 'War Zone'

TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Authorities were searching Tuesday for suspects and motives behind the twin bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon that killed three people and injured more than 140 others.

Health Highlights: April 16, 2013

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