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April 08, 2014

Health Tip: Know the Hazards of Lead

(HealthDay News) -- Lead is a natural element that is dangerous for young children and pregnant women.

Health Tip: Confused About Healthy Eating?

(HealthDay News) -- With so many diets and eating plans to choose from, deciding which plan is best for you can be challenging.

Carbon Monoxide Poisonings May Rise During Storms

TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weather-related power outages and snowstorms may increase the risk of potentially fatal carbon monoxide poisoning, a new study finds.

Aspirin Advised for Women at High Risk for Pregnancy Complication

MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women at high risk for the serious condition called preeclampsia should take low-dose aspirin every day after their first trimester, according to a new draft recommendation by an influential U.S. panel of experts.

ICU-Related Depression Often Overlooked, Study Finds

TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of patients admitted to an intensive care unit develop depression that causes physical symptoms rather than the typical psychological signs, a new study finds.

Could Daughter's Cancer Risk Be Affected by Father's Age at Birth?

TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A father's age at the time of his daughter's birth may affect her risk for breast, ovarian and endometrial cancer in adulthood, a new study suggests.

'Milestone' Therapy Produces Leg Movement in Paraplegics

TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four men paralyzed below the waist have regained some movement in their legs after a series of electrodes implanted along their spinal cord reawakened nerves long thought deadened, researchers are reporting.

Arsenic in Well Water Tied to Less Brain Power in U.S. Study

TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to arsenic in well water may lead to lower scores on intelligence tests, according to a study of children in Maine.

Health Highlights: April 8, 2014

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