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April 28, 2014
Health Tip: Why Am I Overweight?
(HealthDay News) -- Eating too much is an obvious factor for being overweight, but it's not the only one.
Health Tip: Running on a Trail
(HealthDay News) -- The next time you head out for a run, consider using a trail for a change of pace and a new physical challenge.
Laughter May Work Like Meditation in the Brain
SUNDAY, April 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Laughter triggers brain waves similar to those associated with meditation, according to a small new study.
Pediatricians Should Plan for Anthrax Attack, U.S. Experts Say
MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children may require different treatment than adults after exposure to anthrax, says a new report from leading U.S. pediatricians and health officials.
Training Programs Protect Young Athletes From ACL Tears: Report
MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain training methods can greatly reduce young athletes' risk of serious and potentially debilitating knee injuries, a new report says.
Induced Labor May Lower Risk for C-Section, Study Finds
MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women whose labor is induced are 12 percent less likely to need a cesarean delivery than those whose doctors take a "wait-and-see" approach, a new review of the data shows.
A Memory Aid for Seniors: Laughter
SUNDAY, April 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Humor and laughter may help combat memory loss in the elderly, a new study suggests.
Joblessness an Unwanted Side Effect of Chemo for Breast Cancer
MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast cancer who undergo chemotherapy are more likely to end up unemployed than patients who get other treatments, a new study reports.
Pot-Booze Combo More Dangerous for Teen Drivers Than Alcohol Alone
MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who mix alcohol and marijuana are more likely to be dangerous on the road than teens who use one or the other drug, a new study suggests.
Gastro Woes More Common in Kids With Autism: Review
MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- What many parents of children with autism have long suspected -- that autism and gastrointestinal complaints often go together -- is now supported by a new study.
Health Highlights: April 28, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Y Chromosome Loss Linked to Higher Cancer Risk in Men
MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As men age, the Y chromosome can start to disappear from some of their body cells -- something scientists have seen as normal. But a new study suggests that "loss of Y" might signal an increased risk of cancer.
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