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February 26, 2014

Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Heart Health

(HealthDay News) -- A child is never too young to practice heart-healthy habits, which may help even more as the child gets older.

Health Tip: Caring for Kids' Teeth

(HealthDay News) -- While little ones are mastering their tooth-brushing technique, it's important that parents make sure the kids' teeth are properly cleaned.

Most Teens With Fibromyalgia Suffer Pain, Fatigue as Adults

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four out of five teens suffering from juvenile fibromyalgia will continue to have pain and other symptoms in adulthood, a new study finds.

Nurse Caseloads, Education Tied to Surgery Outcomes

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who've undergone common surgical procedures are more likely to die if they are being treated in hospitals where nurses have heavier workloads and fewer nurses hold a bachelor's degree, according to a new European study.

Stigma of Mental Illness Remains Barrier to Treatment

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The stigma often associated with mental illness prevents many people from getting the care they need, new research shows.

Necks, Butts Growth Areas for U.S. Plastic Surgeons

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eyelid surgery and facelifts are up. So are butt augmentations and neck lifts, according to new figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that show a steady increase in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures in the United States.

Skin Cancer May Have Driven Evolution of Black Skin

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black skin may have evolved to protect early humans who lived up to 1.8 million years ago from skin cancer, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Feb. 26, 2014

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

Groups Push FDA to Revoke Approval of Highly Potent Painkiller

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dozens of experts and health care agencies sent a letter this week urging that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revoke its approval of the supercharged painkiller, Zohydro.

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