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February 14, 2014

Giving Magnesium to Stroke Victims Early Not Helpful: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving magnesium to stroke patients while they're being taken to the hospital does not reduce the severity of their disabilities three months later, a new study finds.

Sizing Up a Guy by the Width of His Face

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If Valentine's Day has you sizing up your chances of finding true love, consider this new finding: Women might prefer wider-faced men for short-term romances, but not for long-term relationships.

Health Tip: Protect Kids in Motor Vehicle Crashes

(HealthDay News) -- Motor vehicle crashes are deadly and all-too-common, but making sure passengers -- notably children -- are properly buckled up can help save lives.

Health Tip: Talk to Teens About Tanning

(HealthDay News) -- Many teens want their skin to cast a bronze hue, but tanning can cause significant skin damage and serious health problems.

Many Stroke Survivors Resume Driving Without Testing: Survey

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many stroke survivors start driving again without any testing to ensure they can still drive safely, a new survey indicates.

Ovary Removal Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss, Heart Disease

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who had their ovaries removed before menopause are at increased risk for bone loss and cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.

Supportive Mate a Good Match for Your Heart

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every Valentine's Day, heart-shaped boxes filled with chocolates fly off the shelves as couples express their love for each other, but a new study suggests that a supportive spouse may be the real key to a happy and healthy heart.

Many U.S. Women Prescribed Narcotic Pain Meds During Pregnancy

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 14 percent of American women take powerful narcotic pain medications during pregnancy, according to a large new study.

For a Sugar-Free Valentine's Day...

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If your loved one has diabetes, go easy on the Valentine's Day candy, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists advises.

Want to Rekindle Romance? Try Double Dating

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Want to boost your emotional connection with your romantic partner this Valentine's Day? Try having a deeply personal conversation with another couple.

Flu Hits Unvaccinated Hardest, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to avoid the very worst of the flu, get a flu shot.

Food Price Hikes May Affect Those With Type 2 Diabetes

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Food prices are linked to blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Indoor Tanning Laws Help Keep Teen Girls Away, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teen girls are less likely to go to indoor tanning salons if they live in states that restrict their use of tanning beds, a new study reveals.

Health Highlights: Feb. 14, 2014

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