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July 29, 2013

Health Tip: Identify Symptoms of a Sprained Wrist

(HealthDay News) -- It's easy to sprain your wrist during a fall or while playing a sport.

Health Tip: Giving Baby a Pacifier

(HealthDay News) -- Pacifiers may do a great job of soothing cranky little ones, but parents should take steps to make sure their toddlers are safe.

Birth Defect Discovery in Weimaraners Might Help Humans

MONDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who pinpointed a gene associated with neural tube defects in Weimaraners say the gene may be an important risk factor for this type of birth defect in people as well.

Mapping Link Between Blood Cancer, Industrial Pollutant in Georgia

SATURDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- People who live near gas refineries and manufacturing plants that release the chemical benzene into the environment are at increased risk for the blood cancer non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a new study.

Childhood Hazard: Choking on Food Persists

MONDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- About 34 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms every day for choking on food, according to a new report, despite education campaigns and other prevention efforts.

Bipolar Disorder May Vary Depending on Weight, Eating Disorders

MONDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Bipolar disorder develops differently in obese people and among those who binge eat, a new study finds.

Americans Living Longer, Healthier Lives: Study

MONDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Not only has Americans' life expectancy increased in recent decades, they also are healthier later in life, a new study shows.

Many Low-Income Moms Struggle to Afford Diapers: Study

MONDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Diapers can take a big bite out of the family budget, and now a new survey of low-income moms finds that many struggle to afford enough diapers to regularly change their babies.

Video Game 'Addiction' More Likely With Autism, ADHD

MONDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Boys with autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more at risk of addictive video game use than typically developing boys, according to new research.

Health Highlights: July 29, 2013

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