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September 02, 2013

Health Tip: Help Kids Feel Better About Themselves

(HealthDay News) -- Kids who have a negative body image feel more self-conscious and isolated, and are more likely to end up overweight or with an eating disorder.

Health Tip: Chickenpox May Lead to Complications

(HealthDay News) -- Chickenpox is a contagious viral infection. While most recover fully, some kids and adults suffer serious complications. People with HIV/AIDS and others with weakened immune systems appear to be at greatest risk.

Take Kids to Get Their Flu Shots Early, Experts Say

MONDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- As soon as the updated seasonal flu vaccine becomes available, parents should bring children aged 6 months and older to get vaccinated, according to an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

New Diabetes Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds

MONDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The new diabetes drug Onglyza has no effect, good or bad, on a patient's risk for heart attacks, a new study finds. However, the researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston did find a surprising rise in hospitalizations for heart failure among those who took the medication compared to those who did not.

Boys Have Higher Death Rates From Many Causes, Study Shows

MONDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Males may be the more vulnerable sex when it comes dying young -- not just from accidents, but from a range of causes, a new study finds.

Parents' Goals Guide ADHD Treatment Choice

MONDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Parents' goals for treating their child's attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to steer the treatment in a distinct direction, new research shows.

Clearing More Arteries Works in Angioplasty Trial

SUNDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack patients who undergo angioplasty for a clogged artery that caused the attack may do better if other clogged arteries are done at the same time, new research suggests.

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