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February 24, 2014

Health Tip: Learn the Signs of Whooping Cough

(HealthDay News) -- Whooping cough (pertussis) is a viral infection that can cause serious complications in children under age 1.

Health Tip: Depression and Heart Disease

(HealthDay News) -- The term "broken heart" usually describes a person who has lost a great love. Truth be told, feeling depressed cantake a toll on the heart, especially if you have heart disease.

Legal Drinking Age of 21 Saves Lives, Review Finds

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A legal drinking age of 21 saves lives. And demands by some to lower the age limit should be ignored, a new review says.

Thyroid Tumors May Be More Dangerous for Cancer Survivors: Study

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Thyroid cancer that develops after treatment for another type of cancer is more deadly than primary thyroid cancer, according to a new study.

Many Patients Have Pain After Heart Surgery, Study Finds

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one in 10 heart surgery patients has persistent pain for up to two years after the operation, a new study reveals.

Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Strikes Kids in California

SUNDAY, Feb. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A rare "polio-like syndrome" has caused paralysis in about 20 children from across California, according to a report released Sunday by physicians in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Kids' Checkups Should Include Cholesterol, Depression Tests, Doctors Say

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should test middle school-age children for high cholesterol and start screening for depression at age 11, according to updated guidelines from a leading group of U.S. pediatricians.

FDA To Step Up Oversight of Indian Drug Makers

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that her agency would increase monitoring of drugs from pharmaceutical companies in India.

Health Highlights: Feb. 24, 2014

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