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May 21, 2014

Health Tip: Avoiding College Weight Gain

(HealthDay News) -- It's common for college freshmen to gain a few extra pounds during those first few months away from home.

Health Tip: Giving Medicine to Your Child

(HealthDay News) -- You want to help your child feel better by giving medicine, not make the problem worse by dosing incorrectly.

Ultrasound Trumps CT Scan for Diagnosing Kidney Stones in Study

WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When diagnosing kidney stones, using ultrasound instead of CT scans reduces costs as well as patients' exposure to radiation, according to new research.

Good Grades = Bigger Bucks

WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Good grades really do pay off, a new study suggests.

Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart

WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy weight loss at any time in adulthood is good for your heart, a new study indicates.

Diet Tied to Better Breathing in COPD Patients

WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with certain chronic lung diseases might breathe a bit easier when their diets contain healthy foods like fruits and fish, a new study suggests.

Physical Therapy May Not Improve Hip Arthritis, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Physical therapy for people with arthritis of the hip doesn't help relieve pain or improve function more than receiving a sham treatment, a new study by Australian researchers suggests.

In Elections, Thin May Help Bring the Win

WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For politicians, slimmer waistlines may mean more votes on Election Day, a new study finds.

FDA OKs New Drug for Hard-to-Treat Colitis and Crohn's

WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat adults with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Health Highlights: May 21, 2014

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

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