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April 09, 2014

Health Tip: Antihistamines Have Side Effects

(HealthDay News) -- Antihistamines can be effective in alleviating allergy symptoms, but they can also make you sleepy and cause other side effects.

Health Tip: Naptime for Toddlers

(HealthDay News) -- It's important to teach your toddler healthy sleep habits, experts say.

Obesity May Shorten Colon Cancer Survival

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who were obese before their diagnosis may have an increased risk of dying from their cancer and other causes, a new study finds.

Men With Eating Disorders Often Ignore Symptoms

TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The widely held belief that only women experience eating disorders delays men with these conditions from getting treatment, a new British study says.

Aerobic Exercise May Help Older Women at Risk for Dementia

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular aerobic workouts increase the size of the brain's memory area in older women and may help slow the progression of dementia, according to a small new study.

Free Drinking Water Available to Most U.S. Kids at School Lunch

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most schools meet a new U.S. government requirement to provide free drinking water for students during lunchtime, a new study finds.

Certain Prescription Painkillers Tied to Higher Risk of Irregular Heartbeat: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A long-term study suggests that older people who use common prescription painkillers, including prescription-strength ibuprofen, may be increasing their risk for developing a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation.

Naps Enhance Learning for Young Children, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Naps play a crucial role in helping infants and preschoolers remember things they've just learned, according to new research.

Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills: Report

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While millions of Americans still feel hamstrung by medical expenses, a new government report shows that some people are getting relief.

Health Highlights: April 9, 2014

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

Study Links Coffee to Lower Liver Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've discovered yet another reason to love coffee: A new study suggests that people who drink at least a cup a day have a lower risk of liver cancer compared to those who only indulge occasionally.

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