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April 17, 2014

Health Tip: Avoid Diaper Rash

(HealthDay News) -- Diaper rash can be sore and painful for your little one, but there are things you can do to help keep diaper rash at bay.

Health Tip: Avoid Emotional Driving

(HealthDay News) -- Your emotions can hinder your ability to drive safely, so you should keep them in check while you're behind the wheel.

Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a possible advance for obesity research, an MRI scan has pinpointed "good" brown fat in a living adult for the first time.

Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Changing how newborns are held immediately after birth could boost the use of delayed cord clamping and potentially reduce the number of infants with iron deficiency, according to a new study.

Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review

WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- At least 5 percent of American adults -- 12 million people -- are misdiagnosed in outpatient settings every year, and half of these errors could be harmful, a new study indicates.

Creative Pursuits Might Boost Your Job Performance

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Creative activities outside of work may help boost your job performance, a new study suggests.

Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bacteria that can cause serious eye infections are able to survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously known, a new study finds.

Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they have demystified how a sperm and egg couple, with new research in mice indicating that egg cells carry a special receptor that allows sperm to attach to and fertilize eggs.

Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon 'Watchful Waiting' Approach

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors often recommend no treatment at all when a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, opting instead to keep a close eye on the slow-growing tumor and acting only when it becomes aggressive.

School Bans on Chocolate Milk May Backfire

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Banning chocolate milk from schools may sound like a good move for kids' health, but efforts to do so haven't turned out that way, a small study found.

Off Season May Not Be Long Enough to Recover From Football 'Hits'

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that the brains of some football players who had the usual head hits associated with the sport, but no concussions, still had signs of mild brain injury six months after the season ended.

Health Highlights: April 17, 2014

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