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February 05, 2014

Health Tip: Ice Skate Safely

(HealthDay News) -- Ice skating is a great way to make the best of the cold winter weather while getting some exercise.

Health Tip: If You've Been Diagnosed With Pre-Diabetes

(HealthDay News) -- Your doctor has told you that you have pre-diabetes; that your blood sugar is high, but not too high to be considered diabetic.

Shy Kids Might Not Have Difficulty With Language

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Shy children do not have difficulties with language, suggests a new study that challenges previous research.

Boosting Access to Healthier Grocery Stores Might Not Improve Eating Habits

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- "If you build it, they will come" might not apply to putting more grocery stores in poor Americans' neighborhoods.

Ready to Get in Shape? Ease Into Exercise, Experts Say

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Watching the Winter Olympics in Sochi may inspire some to get off the couch and begin working out or playing sports, but it's important to ease into these activities, an expert suggests.

Shivering, Like Exercise, May Help Boost Weight Loss

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If frigid weather is making you shiver, there's an upside -- it might also help you burn calories. Both moderate shivering and moderate exercise may convert bad white fat into healthier brown fat, a new study says.

China's New Bird Flu Might Put People at Risk, Report Says

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Chinese scientists reporting on the first confirmed human death from a new bird flu virus say the strain has gene mutations that could increase its ability to infect people.

CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The national drug store chain CVS Caremark said Wednesday that it's phasing out the sale of tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores across the United States.

Health Highlights: Feb. 5, 2014

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

There's Still Time to Get a Flu Shot

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's still not too late to get a flu shot, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

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