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January 27, 2014

Health Tip: Want to Be a Babysitter?

(HealthDay News) -- If you've got your eye on becoming a babysitter, make sure you know how to keep your charges safe.

Health Tip: When Your Older Child is Home Alone

(HealthDay News) -- If your child is old enough to stay home alone, make sure the child is equipped with the knowledge to deal with an emergency.

HPV Vaccination Rates Might Rise If More Docs Recommended It

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have a vital role in increasing the number of girls and young women who get a vaccine that helps protect them against cervical cancer, according to a new study.

Good Marriages Might Be Good for More Than a Man's Heart

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage might be good for men's bone health, but only if they get hitched when they're in their mid-20s or older, a new study suggests.

Hand Washing, Zinc May Ward Off Colds: Review

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The cold season is in full swing, with everyone swearing by their own methods for avoiding infection or treating themselves should they get sick.

'Sensitive' Older Sibling May Help Boost Preschoolers' Language Skills

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers with lots of brothers and sisters seem to develop language skills a bit slower than other kids -- possibly because they get less attention from mom and dad.

Twenty U.S. Kids Hospitalized Each Day for Gun Injuries: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Gunshot wounds send about 20 children to the hospital every single day in the United States, a new study says.

Health Highlights: Jan. 27, 2014

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

Music Therapy May Help Teens With Cancer Cope

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jefri Franks says one of the things that helped her 12-year-old daughter Heather cope with the challenges of having cancer was music therapy -- in particular, making a music video.

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