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May 29, 2014

Health Tip: Strap Big Kids in a Booster Seat

(HealthDay News) -- Children who have grown too big for a traditional child car seat can still be protected by using a booster seat.

Health Tip: Caring for Acne-Prone Skin

(HealthDay News) -- Skin that's prone to acne needs special care to help keep it smooth and clear.

Obesity, Overweight Rates Jump Worldwide, Report Finds

WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the past three decades, the number of overweight and obese people worldwide has jumped from 857 million to 2.1 billion, a new analysis shows.

Abnormal Lung Scan May Be 'Teachable Moment' for Smokers

THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The more serious their lung cancer screening results, the more likely smokers are to give up cigarettes, a new study finds.

Diabetics Fare Worse After Heart Surgery, Study Finds

THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes have an increased risk of problems after heart bypass surgery, a new study finds.

Fast Weight Loss May Mean Muscle Loss

THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you lose weight too fast, you lose more muscle than when you shed excess pounds more slowly, a small study says.

Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer Seen in Circumcised Blacks: Study

THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study on prostate cancer suggests that circumcision might have a preventive effect in black men and men who undergo the procedure later in life.

Sagging Eyelids More Common in Men, Fair-Skinned and Overweight: Study

THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The dreaded drooping eyelids that often come with age are more likely to appear on men, people with fair skin and those who are overweight, a new study finds.

Remote Monitoring Device Approved for Heart Patients

THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An implanted wireless device that measures key vital signs in people with heart failure has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Having Babies May Be 'Contagious' Among Long-Time Friends

THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Getting pregnant may be contagious among long-time friends -- when one woman has a baby, her former high school classmates are more likely to intentionally get pregnant within the next two years, according to new research.

Health Highlights: May 29, 2014

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