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February 27, 2014

Health Tip: When Food and Drugs Interact

(HealthDay News) -- When food and drinks interact with medication, the medication may not work sufficiently or the drug can become too powerful as the body has trouble handling it properly.

Health Tip: Do You Have Bronchitis?

(HealthDay News) -- Bronchitis is a respiratory disease characterized by inflamed mucus membranes in the lungs.

Late-Stage Cancer Diagnosis More Likely in Uninsured Teens, Young Adults

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults who don't have health insurance are much more likely to be diagnosed with advanced forms of cancer than other young people who do have medical coverage, according to new research.

Vinegar May Be Cheap, Safe Way to Kill TB Germ

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A potent weapon against a dangerous class of bacteria may be as close as the kitchen cupboard, new research suggests.

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Miscarriage Risk

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breathing in someone else's tobacco fumes might raise a woman's odds for miscarriage, stillbirth or other complications, a new study suggests.

Getting Teeth Pulled Before Heart Surgery May Pose Serious Risks

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a heart patient, you might be wise to wait to have any infected teeth pulled if you're about to have cardiac surgery, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Feb. 27, 2014

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

FDA's New Food Labels Would Focus on Calories, Sugar Content

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration formally proposed Thursday updating the "nutrition facts" labels on food products to better reflect Americans' current eating habits and health concerns.

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