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January 24, 2014

Shoulders Take a Pounding in High School Football

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Football players and wrestlers are the high school athletes most prone to shoulder injuries, and they're more likely to injure their shoulders in competition than in practice, a new study shows.

Health Tip: Before You Donate Blood

(HealthDay News) -- Donating blood isn't a trivial matter. Without preparation, you can become tired and listless after your act of kindness.

Health Tip: Get More Restful Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- Sleep disturbances affect virtually everyone at some point, leaving sufferers tired and groggy the day after.

First Trimester Appears Crucial for Baby's Heart Health

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who were small during the early stages of fetal development may be at increased risk for heart problems, a new study indicates.

Risk of Glaucoma Blindness Drops by Half: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Better eye care seems to have brightened the long-term outlook for people with glaucoma. The likelihood of blindness in glaucoma patients 20 years after diagnosis has fallen by at least half in the last generation, according to a new study.

ERs Not Curbing Overuse of Antibiotics, Study Reveals

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The inappropriate use of antibiotics among adult patients at U.S. emergency departments is not falling, despite increasing concerns about antibiotic resistance, a new study reveals.

Vitamin D Supplements Don't Help Your Health: Review

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's little evidence that vitamin D supplements offer substantial health benefits, and several ongoing studies are unlikely to change that, according to a large new review.

Is the Stethoscope Living on Borrowed Time?

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A stethoscope draped across a doctor's chest is as classic an image of medicine as a white coat or a wooden tongue depressor.

Keep Lice Off Your Child's Head

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's that time of year when your children are back in school -- and you need to be on the lookout for head lice, an expert says.

Health Highlights: Jan. 24, 2014

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

FDA Wants to Update Food Labels

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- America's food labels may get their first makeover in more than 20 years.

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