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August 01, 2013

Health Tip: Ask Questions About Your Child's Medication

(HealthDay News) -- Giving your child medicine can help the youngster stay healthy or make the child well. But medication can be dangerous if given incorrectly.

Health Tip: If You're a Vegetarian Athlete

(HealthDay News) -- Vegetarian athletes must get enough nutrients and calories to fuel their bodies without including dietary meat.

Bullied Kids May Have More Legal Woes in Adulthood

THURSDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were bullied throughout childhood and their teens are much more likely to be convicted of crimes and to go to prison than those who didn't suffer repeated bullying, a new study finds.

Bigger Lungs Improve Odds of Transplant Survival, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Bigger might be better when it comes to lung transplants, a new study says.

Peripheral Artery Disease on the Rise Worldwide

THURSDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people with peripheral artery disease -- a debilitating condition that can lead to heart attack and stroke -- rose nearly 24 percent, from 164 million to 202 million worldwide, over the past decade.

Exercise Won't Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Easing hot flashes is notamong the many benefits that exercise offers women, a new study indicates.

New Dads' Interest in Sex Often Drops After Childbirth: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- New dads often experience shifts in sexual desire for the mothers of their newborns, which can ebb and surge based on factors other than the physical changes of childbirth, a new study has found.

Camping Sets Body Clock In Tune With Nature

THURSDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Putting down your phone and living for a week with nothing but sunlight and campfires may bring your body clock in sync with nature's rhythms, a small study suggests.

Health Highlights: Aug. 1, 2013

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

Stomach Bug Outbreak Grows, Bagged Salad Implicated

THURSDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The ongoing outbreak of stomach illness linked to the cyclospora parasite has now spread to 15 states and New York City, with 378 cases reported, according to the latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report issued Wednesday.

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