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May 22, 2014

Health Tip: Swaddle Baby Safely

(HealthDay News) -- Swaddling your infant in a blanket can be soothing and help the child sleep more soundly. But it's important to swaddle safely.

Health Tip: Why Teeth Are Sensitive

(HealthDay News) -- Sensitive teeth can make eating and drinking painful and unpleasant.

Costs a Barrier to Asthma Care for Some Kids

THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High health insurance co-pays in the United States increase the odds that children with asthma will miss out on important doctor visits and preventive medications, a new survey finds.

Consistent Protein Intake Key to Muscle Strength, Study Says

THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- You need to consume adequate amounts of protein at each meal of the day to keep your muscles at their best, a new study shows.

Sharp Rise in ER Visits Tied to Abuse of Sedative, Study Finds

THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a steep increase in the number of Americans being treated at emergency departments for abuse of the sedative alprazolam, best known as Xanax, federal officials reported Thursday.

Cheaper Food May Be Fueling U.S. Obesity Epidemic

THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cheaper food could be a major cause of the obesity epidemic in the United States, according to a new study.

FDA OKs Test to Improve Blood Donor-Recipient Matching

THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first gene-based test to help determine red blood cell compatibility between a blood donor and a recipient has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Health Highlights: May 22, 2014

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

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