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April 26, 2013

Health Tip: Enjoy More Herbs and Seasonings

(HealthDay News) -- Adding herbs and seasonings to your diet can spice up your meals without adding fat, calories or salt.

Health Tip: Watch for Signs of Elder Abuse

(HealthDay News) -- Caring for an elderly person can be a stressful challenge, and sometimes that can lead to abuse.

More Infants Surviving With Serious Heart Defects, Study Finds

THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born with serious congenital heart defects are more likely to survive now than they were in the late 1970s, a new study finds. There is still plenty of room for improvement, however, the researchers added.

Women Who Smoke May Have Higher Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis

FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers and former smokers are at increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis, a new study says.

Psychopaths May Lack Capacity for Empathy

FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Psychopaths lack the brain "wiring" needed to have concern for other people, a new study suggests.

Could Facebook Assist Public Health Efforts to Track Obesity?

FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Analyzing Facebook users' interests could help public health researchers predict, track and map obesity rates in specific cities, towns and neighborhoods across the United States, a new study says.

Roadside Breath Test for Drugs Could Be on Horizon

FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- A roadside breathalyzer test for marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drugs could be a step closer to reality, thanks to new research.

Don't Blame Parents for Sins of the Child

FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- When the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings were identified as two brothers -- one of them a teenager -- many parents wondered, "Who raised these boys?"

Poor Parenting Styles Linked to Bullying Behavior in Kids

FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Parents may think they can keep their kids safe by hovering over them, but a new study finds that children of overprotective parents are more likely to be bullied.

Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Temporarily Dull Nicotine Craving

FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Noninvasive stimulation of an area of the brain linked to addiction seems to temporarily ease smokers' cravings for nicotine, a preliminary study finds.

Health Insurance Shortfalls Hit Nearly Half of U.S. Adults: Report

FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of all working-age U.S. adults, or 84 million people, faced the prospect of crippling medical bills in 2012 because they had little or no health insurance, according to a new report by the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set for Saturday

FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- If old prescription medications are gathering dust in your medicine cabinet, it's time to scoop them up and get rid of them safely.

Health Highlights: April 26, 2013

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