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January 30, 2014

Health Tip: Need Extra Iron?

(HealthDay News) -- Iron is an essential mineral that's usually found in a healthy, balanced diet. It helps the blood circulate oxygen throughout the body

Health Tip: Inform Your Allergic Child

(HealthDay News) -- If your child has a food allergy that's severe enough to make the child sick if the food is eaten, the child has to learn about the allergy and what can be done to prevent symptoms.

Shoulder Replacement May Help for Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although hip and knee replacements are common, a similar surgery to replace diseased shoulder joints also appears worthwhile for rheumatoid arthritis patients whose severe shoulder pain and stiffness can't be eased by medication or physical therapy, new research suggests.

College Students Should Get a Flu Shot

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's the peak of flu season, and not being vaccinated can be risky for college students, a doctor warns.

Aspirin Might Help Treat Brain Tumor Tied to Hearing Loss

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Aspirin might slow the growth of a noncancerous type of brain tumor that can lead to hearing loss, ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and even death, according to new research.

Doctors May Need to Revise How They Evaluate Breast Biopsy Results

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two types of breast tissue abnormality may have the same potential of progressing to breast cancer, contrary to current belief, according to a new study.

Baby May Help Keep Couples With Fertility Problems Together

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Couples who seek evaluation for infertility problems are more likely to stay together if they are ultimately able to have a child, a new Danish study suggests.

Calling Obesity a Disease May Have 'Boomerang Effect'

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Calling obesity a disease may make obese people less motivated to eat a healthy diet and to lose weight, a new study suggests.

Gradual Exposure to Peanuts May Help Some Allergic Kids

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For children and teens with peanut allergies, a new type of treatment might be a step closer to becoming a reality, according to a preliminary study from England.

Health Highlights: Jan. 30, 2014

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

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