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