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July 28, 2014

Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying

(HealthDay News) -- With the explosion of social media outlets comes the prospect of more online bullying among children and teens.

Health Tip: Risk Factors for a Herniated Disc

(HealthDay News) -- A herniated spinal disc may cause significant pain and discomfort as the disc matter presses on a nearby nerve.

Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Following a healthy lifestyle may help childhood cancer survivors reduce their risk for chronic health issues, a new study indicates.

Inflammatory Muscle Disorder May Raise Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A common inflammatory muscle disorder that causes pain and stiffness in older people may increase the risk for heart attack and stroke, new research suggests.

Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Even as Adults

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born prematurely appear to have a slightly increased risk of potentially fatal blood clots that they will carry into adulthood, Swedish researchers report.

Healthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Obesity, Diabetes

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with higher levels of brown fat have a reduced risk for obesity and diabetes, a new study suggests.

Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tonsillectomies are commonly done to relieve sleep apnea in children, but a new study confirms that the treatment can speed kids' weight gain -- especially if they're already overweight.

Doctors Urge Meningitis Shots for Vulnerable Infants, Children

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants and children who are at risk of contracting meningitis because of specific health problems should be vaccinated against the infection, according to updated recommendations from the largest pediatrician group in the United States.

Health Highlights: July 28, 2014

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

'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- British researchers report that an alternative to the traditional handshake might spread far fewer germs around.

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