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April 18, 2014

Health Tip: If Your Child is Constipated

(HealthDay News) -- Constipation among children often isn't worth worrying about, and resolves on its own. But you shouldn't ignore signs that the problem may be serious, and that your child should be examined by a doctor.

Health Tip: Avoid Driving During Flood Warning

(HealthDay News) -- If the National Weather Service in your area has issued a flood warning, experts say you should avoid driving unless absolutely necessary.

Suddenly Health Insurance Is Notfor Sale

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Darlene Tucker, an independent insurance broker in Scotts Hill, Tenn., says health insurers in her area aren't selling policies year-round anymore.

Oil-Swishing Craze: Snake Oil or All-Purpose Remedy?

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Allison Bennett of Palm City, Fla., plans to swish daily. Sloshing coconut oil around her mouth for a quarter of an hour every day will make her teeth whiter, she believes.

Scientists Probe What Makes People Get Their Groove On

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you bust a move, get jiggy with it or just tap a toe or two, something about certain types of popular music makes you want to set your body in motion.

Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After weight-loss surgery, many patients report changes in appetite, taste and smell, a new study says.

Happy Couples Nestle Together at Night, Survey Finds

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your sleeping position with your significant other offers clues about the quality of your relationship, according to a new study.

So-Called 'Apple Shape' Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: Study

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Body shape -- whether a woman is wide at the waistline -- is not in itself a risk factor for breast cancer, according to a large new study.

More People Worldwide Eating 'Healthy' Fats, Study Finds

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of healthy fats in people's diets worldwide increased over the past two decades, while their intake of harmful fats stayed about the same, a new study finds.

Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A group of widely used sedatives increases the risk of serious breathing problems in older people with the lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study says.

Health Highlights: April 18, 2014

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