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November 19, 2013

Health Tip: Enjoy Raw Seafood Safely

(HealthDay News) -- Before you dig into your sashimi, make sure the raw seafood you're about to enjoy is safe to eat.

Health Tip: When Your Child Is Overweight

(HealthDay News) -- If your child is overweight, encouraging him or her to eat healthy foods and get plenty of exercise can help in the child's quest to lose weight. But don't forget to offer loving support.

Scans Show Brain-Connection Differences in Those With Epilepsy

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- People with a certain type of epilepsy have widespread, abnormal brain connections that could provide clues for diagnosis and treatment, new research suggests.

Study Sheds Light on How Heart Heals Itself

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- New insight into the heart's ability to repair itself could help scientists develop ways to improve recovery after a heart attack, a new study of mice suggests.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Have Early Warning Signs

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new study counters the commonly held belief that when most middle-aged men suffer cardiac arrest, it typically comes completely out of the blue.

Air Pollution Linked to Dry Eye Syndrome in Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Residents of American cities with high levels of air pollution are much more likely to develop dry eye syndrome than people who live in cities with cleaner air, a new study shows.

Human Error Usually the Cause of Lack of Oxygen During Childbirth

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Human error is the most common cause of infant asphyxiation at birth, according to a new Norwegian study.

Heart Valve Replacement May Be Getting Safer for Seniors

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of American seniors are having heart valve replacements, and their risk of complications and death from the surgery is decreasing, new research finds.

Drinking Milk as Teens Might Not Protect Men's Bones, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Boys who drink more milk during their teenage years might not see any drop in their risk for hip fractures as adults, new research suggests. Just the opposite: Their risk actually might rise.

Kids Worldwide Getting Less Heart Fit, Research Shows

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Children across the globe can't run as far or as fast as their parents did at their age, according to new research.

Health Highlights: Nov. 19, 2013

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

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