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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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