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May 02, 2013

Health Tip: Avoid Emotional Eating

(HealthDay News) -- When feeling frazzled, many people turn to food for comfort. Stress eating, also called emotional eating, can occur because stress triggers certain food cravings.

Health Tip: Holding Your Infant Skin to Skin

(HealthDay News) -- Skin-to-skin contact is comforting for newborns, who are still adjusting to the world around them. Even with just a few minutes of skin-to-skin care (holding an undressed baby next to your bare skin) can offer big benefits.

Brain Differences Seen in Kids With Conduct Problems

THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of children with conduct problems don't react in a normal way when they see images of other people in pain, a new study finds.

Study Supports Broader Access to Lap-Band Weight-Loss Surgery

THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- The Lap-Band weight-loss procedure should not be restricted only to patients who are very severely obese, a new study suggests.

Implanted Device May Predict Epilepsy Seizures, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- An implanted device that monitors brain activity may offer a way to predict seizures in people with uncontrolled epilepsy, a small pilot study suggests.

Food, Skin Allergies on the Rise Among Children: CDC

THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American children who suffer from food and skin allergies has increased dramatically in recent years, a new government report shows.

Lipsticks, Glosses Contain Toxic Metals: Report

THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- Lipsticks and lip glosses apparently give you more than colorful kissers, according to a new study by California scientists that contends the products contain lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum and five other toxic metals.

Longer Wait for Mammogram After Benign Breast Biopsy May Be Warranted

THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a breast biopsy that turns out to be benign are typically told to undergo another imaging test, such as a mammogram, in six to 12 months. Now, a new study suggests that the longer interval might be better.

White House to Challenge Ruling on Unlimited Access to 'Morning-After' Pill

THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- The Obama administration announced late Wednesday that it would appeal a federal judge's order to eliminate any age restrictions on who can buy morning-after birth control pills without a prescription.

Health Highlights: May 2, 2013

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

Steep Rise in Suicides Among Middle-Aged Americans, CDC Says

THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- The number of middle-aged Americans who have committed suicide has risen sharply in the past decade, federal health officials reported Thursday.

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