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August 04, 2014

Health Tip: Seeing a Doctor About Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- Along with regular exercise and a healthy diet, sleep is essential for good health. If you're not getting enough zzzs, you should talk with your doctor.

Health Tip: Protecting Children's Teeth

(HealthDay News) -- Watching what people eat and drink should begin in infancy. Eating and drinking right will promote a healthy body, including the teeth.

Abuse of Prescription Painkillers on the Rise Among High School Athletes: Survey

MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Abuse of prescription painkillers is on the rise among high school athletes, and football players are among the worst offenders, a new study shows.

Most Cosmetic Procedures Based on Stem Cells Are Bogus, Experts Say

MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Could stem cell injections help rejuvenate your face or body? Probably not, plastic surgery experts say, but ads for these types of bogus procedures abound on the Internet.

When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids

MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one-third of children with viral infections severe enough to land them in the hospital end up with serious complications -- such as pneumonia, seizures and brain swelling, a new study finds.

Could a Little Video Game Play Be Good for Kids?

MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who spend a little time playing video games each day might be more well-adjusted than those who never play, a new study suggests.

2nd Ebola Patient To Arrive in United States on Tuesday

MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The second of two Americans stricken with Ebola in the West African nation of Liberia will arrive in the United States on Tuesday to begin treatment, according to media reports.

Health Highlights: Aug. 4, 2014

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

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