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May 27, 2014

Health Tip: Handle Stress in a Healthy Way

(HealthDay News) -- Everyone has stress, but there's a right way and a wrong way to deal with it.

Health Tip: Choosing a Moisturizer

(HealthDay News) -- A moisturizer can help keep skin healthy, but it's important to choose the right one.

Cancer Center Ads Focus on Emotions More Than Facts, Study Finds

TUESDAY, May 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- TV and magazine ads for U.S. cancer centers are heavy on emotional appeal, but light on the facts that patients need to know, a new study finds.

Task Force Recommends Hep B Screening for High-Risk People

MONDAY, May 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should regularly screen people at high risk for contracting the hepatitis B virus, which causes chronic illness and can lead to liver cancer if left untreated, a national panel of health experts has recommended.

Iodine Deficiency Common in Pregnancy, Pediatricians Warn

MONDAY, May 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many pregnant and breast-feeding women are deficient in iodine and should take a daily supplement containing iodide, according to a leading group of pediatricians.

Your Income Might Influence Your Risk for Certain Cancers

TUESDAY, May 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some cancers in the United States are tied to poverty, while others are more common among the wealthy, researchers report.

Dad's Brain Becomes More 'Maternal' When He's Primary Caregiver: Study

MONDAY, May 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fathers who spend more time taking care of their newborn child undergo changes in brain activity that make them more apt to fret about their baby's safety, a new study shows.

Obesity Gene May Explain Why Some Gain Weight as They Age

TUESDAY, May 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A defective gene linked to obesity appears to affect impulse control and food choices. And this could explain why people with the gene have so much trouble maintaining a healthy weight as they age, a new U.S. study says.

Health Highlights: May 27, 2014

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