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January 20, 2014

Health Tip: Eat Breakfast

(HealthDay News) -- Considering skipping breakfast?

Health Tip: Coping With Strep Throat

(HealthDay News) -- Strep throat is a bacterial infection that is treated with antibiotics to kill the germs and prevent complications.

Scientists Explore Effect of Exercise on Prostate Cancer Patients

MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study offers a possible explanation of how exercise may improve outcomes for prostate cancer patients.

Testing for Smoke Exposure May Predict Rehospitalization for Asthma

MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to secondhand smoke at home or in the car are more likely to return to the hospital within 12 months of hospitalization for asthma, a new study finds.

Extra Zzz's in Morning May Help Teens Stay Alert in Class

MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Delaying the morning school bell might help teens avoid sleep deprivation, according to a new study. Later school start times appear to improve teens' sleep and reduce their daytime sleepiness.

U.S. Children's Hospitals Vary Widely In Tonsillectomy Care

MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A tonsillectomy is one of the most routine surgeries for children, but what medication kids get during and after the procedure varies widely among U.S. hospitals, a new study finds.

Sunlight Might Be Good for Your Blood Pressure: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Sunlight is known to lower blood pressure, but now a team of British researchers has figured out why.

'Sleep Hormone' Tied to Possible Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A link may exist between the sleep hormone melatonin and prostate cancer, according to a new study. But experts say it's too early for men to start popping melatonin supplements to help prevent the disease.

Zest for Life Can Be a Moving Experience

MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Happier seniors can look forward to greater mobility as they age than their gloomier peers, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: Jan. 20, 2014

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