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May 21, 2013
Health Tip: Possible Causes of Dry Eye
(HealthDay News) -- You produce tears to help keep your eyes moist and protected from irritants. But dry eye can make your eyes vulnerable and uncomfortable.
Health Tip: Run Smart, Run Safe
(HealthDay News) -- The next time you go for a run or jog, staying safe should be your first concern.
Racial Disparities Seen in U.S. Lung Cancer Treatment
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Racial disparities exist in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer among hospitals in the United States, according to a large new study.
Student Suicide May Spur Similar Thoughts in Teens
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- When a classmate commits suicide, teens are more likely to consider or attempt suicide themselves, according to a new study. This "suicide contagion" occurs regardless of whether the teens knew the deceased student personally, the researchers found.
Long-Term Use of Antibiotic May Help Those With COPD
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of Americans, many of them smokers or ex-smokers, suffer from the lung condition known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Now a new study finds that patients placed on the common antibiotic azithromycin may be able to cut down on hospitalizations due to flare-ups of the disease.
Sleepless Nights May Hurt School Performance of Kids With Asthma
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Urban elementary school children with poorly controlled asthma are likely to experience sleep problems and suffer academically, new research indicates.
Pain a Common Problem for People With COPD
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients experience a significant amount of pain, new research suggests.
Bed-Sharing Raises SIDS Risk Fivefold, Study Finds
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is five times higher when parents sleep with their infant, a new study finds.
Genes May Boost Woman's Risk of Postpartum Depression
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with specific alterations in two genes may be at increased risk of suffering depression after giving birth, a small new study suggests.
Depression May Raise Low Blood Sugar Risk in Diabetics
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Depression can affect almost every aspect of life, but some of the changes brought about by the disorder can be downright dangerous for those with diabetes.
Americans Still Making Unhealthy Choices: CDC
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- The overall health of Americans isn't improving much, with about six in 10 people either overweight or obese and large numbers engaging in unhealthy behaviors like smoking, heavy drinking or not exercising, a new government report shows.
Health Highlights: May 21, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
COPD Patients May Do Fine With Shorter Course of Steroids
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Less is more when it comes to steroid therapy for patients having severe bouts of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to Swiss investigators.
Study Supports Using Low-Dose CT Scans to Spot Early Lung Cancer
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Finding early signs of lung cancer was once next to impossible, but a new study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that screening with low-dose CT scans may help spot the beginnings of disease in high-risk patients.
Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child's Mental Health
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- The monstrous tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., on Monday, killing dozens of adults and children, is a stunning example of violent weather that can affect a child's mental well-being.
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