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January 13, 2014

Health Tip: Stop Stress

(HealthDay News) -- The next time you feel you're under too much stress, the American Heart Association offers these "emergency stress stoppers" to help calm you down:

Health Tip: Is Your Blood Sugar Low at Night?

(HealthDay News) -- While you sleep, blood sugar levels may drop too low. Even if you don't wake up during the episode, there are some signs to look for when you wake to see if your blood sugar was too low during the night.

Students Smoke Weed Despite Drug Testing at Schools, Study Finds

MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- School drug tests don't deter teens from smoking marijuana, but creating a positive school environment might be effective, a new study suggests.

Minorities, Poor More Likely to Be Diagnosed With Advanced Thyroid Cancer

MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Minority and poor patients are more likely to have advanced thyroid cancer when they're diagnosed than white and richer patients do, a new study finds.

Assaults at Schools Send 90,000 Kids to ER Each Year: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teenagers who are assaulted at school account for nearly 90,000 emergency-room visits in the United States each year, new research finds.

Your Daily Coffee Just Might Jolt Your Memory

SUNDAY, Jan. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Swarms of morning commuters clutch cups of coffee to kick-start the workday. But a new study suggests caffeine might do more for the brain than boost alertness -- it may help memory too.

Preservative in Baby Wipes Linked to Rashes in Some Children

MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have pinpointed a preservative found in many popular wet wipes and baby wipes as the cause of allergic skin reactions in some children.

Gains of 'Brain Training' for Elderly Seen 10 Years Later

MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly people who participate in "brain training" classes to keep their minds sharp continue to see positive benefits 10 years after the training, according to a new study.

Green Tea May Interfere With a Blood Pressure Medicine

MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking green tea may lessen the effects of the medication nadolol (Corgard), used to treat high blood pressure, a new small study suggests.

Health Highlights: Jan. 13, 2014

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

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