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August 20, 2013

Health Tip: Wear Protective Gear When Skateboarding or Skating

(HealthDay News) -- Skateboarding and inline skating, once considered unusual sports, are now commonplace among our children.

Health Tip: Practice Water Safety With Children Around

(HealthDay News) -- A child can drown in what may appear to be very little water, so it's important to take precautions to help protect your child.

How Toddlers' TV Time Can Hurt Kindergarten Success

TUESDAY, Aug. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers who watch too much television have a more difficult time when they start kindergarten, a new Canadian study suggests.

Lead Exposure Tied to Early Risk of School Suspension

TUESDAY, Aug. 20 (HealthDay News) -- By the time they reach the fourth grade, children exposed to lead are nearly three times more likely to have been suspended, a new study contends.

Simple Test May Spot Dementia Risk in Seniors With Diabetes

MONDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A simple scoring system that may predict the risk of dementia in seniors with type 2 diabetes has been developed by researchers.

Could Blood Test One Day Predict Suicide Risk?

TUESDAY, Aug. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of certain blood proteins may rise before a person commits suicide, a small study suggests, and researchers hope the findings will lead to an objective way to measure suicide risk.

Cancer-Surgery Complications Rise While Death Risk Drops

TUESDAY, Aug. 20 (HealthDay News) -- The number of complications experienced by U.S. patients after major cancer surgery is rising, but fewer are dying from their operations, a new study reveals.

Hispanic Teens More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Survey

TUESDAY, Aug. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic teens are more likely to abuse illegal and legal drugs than their black or white peers, a new report finds.

Health Highlights: Aug. 20, 2013

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

Childhood Bullying Scars Can Last Into Adulthood

TUESDAY, Aug. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Highlighting the harm caused by bullying, a new study finds the effects of childhood bullying last into adulthood and can lead to problems such as illness, job difficulties and poor relationships with others.

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