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October 29, 2013
Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips From an ER Doc
TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- There's no trick to keeping children safe on Halloween; it just takes some basic precautions to make sure the evening is a treat, an expert says.
Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Arthritis?
(HealthDay News) -- Your risk for developing the pain and stiffness of arthritis grows as you get older. While that's beyond your control, other risk factors can be prevented.
Health Tip: Getting Rid of Refrigerator Odors
(HealthDay News) -- Cleaning out your refrigerator regularly can help get rid of germs and odors.
Breast Cancer Diagnosed at Later Stage in Rural Patients: Study
TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who live farther away from comprehensive cancer centers are more likely to be diagnosed with later-stage disease, according to new research.
Reports of U.S. Cases of Flesh-Eating Drug Questioned
TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Has the new "flesh-eating" drug of abuse known as krokodil reached the United States?
Overuse Injuries May Rise When Kids Specialize in One Sport
TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who spend twice as much time playing organized sports -- especially a single sport -- than they do in free play are more likely to be injured, according to new research.
Poverty May Harm a Child's Brain Development, Study Suggests
TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Growing up poor might take a toll on a child's brain development, a new study suggests.
Sunny Regions Reflect Lower ADHD Rates: Study
TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Sunny days can be a big distraction for those who are tethered to their desks, but a new study suggests that sunlight may actually lower the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Lupus More Likely to Affect Young, Black Women, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Young, black women are at higher risk for lupus and suffer more life-threatening complications than white women, a new study says.
Gardening, Housework May Help Boost Your Heart Health
TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Activities such as gardening, do-it-yourself projects and housework may be as good as formal exercise when it comes to reducing the risk for heart attack and stroke, Swedish researchers say.
Health Highlights: Oct. 29, 2013
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