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February 10, 2014

Health Tip: Storing Toys

(HealthDay News) -- Children's toys should be safely stored to prevent trips and falls, and toy chests regularly inspected to look for potential hazards.

Health Tip: Trampoline Injuries

(HealthDay News) -- Trampolines may seem like the perfect way for children to bounce off excess energy. But if used improperly, they can be dangerous.

Is Technology Creating a World of Sickly Couch Potatoes?

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The increasing number of people in developing nations who own televisions, computers and cars might explain rising rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes in those countries, a new study suggests.

Premature Babies Benefit From Adult Talk, Study Finds

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Premature infants face a number of challenges, including a known risk of language delay. But a new study suggests that exposing "preemies" to more adult language in the neonatal intensive care unit can increase their language abilities at 18 months.

Autism Costs Average $17,000 Yearly for Each Child, Study Finds

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of services for children with autism averages more than $17,000 per child each year -- with school systems footing much of the bill, a new U.S. study estimates.

Study: Minimum Pricing for Alcohol Would Affect Poorer, High-Risk Drinkers

SUNDAY, Feb. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Setting a minimum price for alcohol would benefit the health of high-risk drinkers with low incomes but have little effect on moderate drinkers with low incomes, according to a new study.

Energy Drinks, Coffee Increasing Sources of Caffeine for Kids, CDC Says

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For today's kids, caffeine in coffee, soda and energy drinks is easier to get than ever before, a new U.S. government study finds.

Health Highlights: Feb. 10, 2014

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

President's Panel Calls for More Girls, Boys to Get HPV Vaccine

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too few American girls and boys are getting vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), the President's Cancer Panel reported Monday.

FDA Advisers Revisit Heart Risks Posed by Painkillers

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Naproxen -- the key pain reliever in Aleve -- seems safer for the heart than other popular anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin), U.S. health officials say.

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