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April 29, 2014

Health Tip: Keeping Seniors on Their Feet

(HealthDay News) -- Wearing a pair of sturdy, properly fitted shoes can help keep seniors upright.

Health Tip: Reducing Your Risk of Stress Fractures

(HealthDay News) -- Stress fractures often occur as a result of overuse, and they frequently affect the feet.

'Breast Milk Banks' Gain in Popularity

TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A wave of new nonprofit breast milk banks are opening across North America, driven by research that has promoted the use of donated mother's milk for healthy babies.

Ironclad Findings About Red Meat's Harms?

TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A type of iron found only in red meat is associated with an increase in the risk of heart disease, a new review finds.

Lung Cancer Surgery May Be Safest at High-Volume Hospitals, Study Finds

TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Major lung cancer surgery in the United States has become safer in recent decades, especially at hospitals that perform high numbers of these operations, a new study says.

Complications Common, Costly With Some Kidney Stone Treatments

TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney stone treatments cause complications in about 14 percent of patients and can be costly, according to a large new study.

Japan Quake Shows How Stress Alters the Brain

TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A small study of people who experienced the devastating 2011 earthquake in Japan shows that although traumatic events can shrink parts of the brain, some of those regions can rebound once a person's self-esteem returns.

Type 2 Diabetes May Shrink the Brain, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes may lose more brain volume than is expected as they age, new research indicates.

Health Highlights: April 29, 2014

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

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