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January 23, 2014

Health Tip: Spot the Signs of Scarlet Fever

(HealthDay News) -- Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection that may develop among children with strep throat. It's usually treated with antibiotics.

Health Tip: Some Foods Aren't Safe for Toddlers

(HealthDay News) -- Little mouths and throats aren't suited for big chunks of food, which could pose a choking hazard.

Is He the Impatient Type? Check His Eyes

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with fast eye movements tend to be less patient and more likely to make impulsive decisions, a new study contends.

Radiation Before Surgery May Improve Survival From Rare Lung Cancer

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with a rare type of lung cancer might be more likely to survive if they have radiation therapy before -- rather than after -- surgery, according to a small new study.

First-Time Cesarean Rates Dipped in 2012: CDC

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Efforts to curb cesarean birth rates in the United States might be working, with health officials reporting a 2 percent decline in the number of first-time surgical deliveries between 2009 and 2012.

Hormone Therapy May Cut Risk of Repeat Joint Replacement Surgery in Women

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who start hormone replacement therapy after having had hip or knee replacement surgery may cut their risk of needing another procedure in the same joint by nearly 40 percent, a new study suggests.

Dealing With The Deep Freeze

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As another blast of Arctic air sends millions of Americans into a prolonged deep freeze, doctors are offering advice on dealing with dangerously frigid temperatures.

Health Highlights: Jan. 23, 2014

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

Shopping Carts Can Pose Big Danger to Little Kids

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Be careful when you plunk your youngster into a shopping cart on your next trip to the grocery store.

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