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March 20, 2014

Health Tip: Warning Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

(HealthDay News) -- Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas produced by many heat-making devices, such as boilers and stoves. If these devices are improperly vented, carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal.

Health Tip: Risk Factors for Developing Tuberculosis

(HealthDay News) -- Infection with tuberculosis bacteria initially can cause no symptoms, but it may eventually become active TB.

Older Drivers May Be Vulnerable to Just One Drink

THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even a single glass of wine, bottle of beer or mixed drink might impair driving ability in people over the age of 55, new research suggests.

Doctors' Groups Warn Against Underwater Births

THURDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a birthing pool during the early stages of labor can provide some benefits to women. However, giving birth underwater may put newborns at risk for serious health problems, according to a statement issued by two major medical organizations.

For Heart Failure Patients, Shortness of Breath When Bending May Signal Problem

THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Shortness of breath while bending over is a newly identified symptom of advanced heart failure, researchers say.

Daily Exercise Lowers Breast Cancer Risk: Study

THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Getting more than an hour of physical activity each day can reduce women's risk for breast cancer, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: March 20, 2014

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

Impavido Approved to Treat Tropical Parasitic Disease

THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Impavido (miltefosine) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with leishmaniasis, a tropical disease caused by a parasite that's transmitted by the bites of sand flies.

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