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August 19, 2014

Health Tip: Have Jaw Pain?

(HealthDay News) -- Jaw pain can radiate to the ears and teeth, and may even lead to headache.

Health Tip: Teach Children Not to Waste Food

(HealthDay News) -- Hunger is an unfortunate global problem that kills thousands every year. So, nations that have sufficient food supplies shouldn't take them for granted.

Education Linked to Activity Levels During the Week

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- College-educated Americans tend to be more physically active on weekends, while adults without a high school diploma are more active on weekdays, a new study finds.

Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart, Study Says

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having good neighbors may reduce your heart attack risk, new research suggests.

Fitness May Boost Kids' Brainpower

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise and brainpower in children may not seem closely related, but a small new study hints that fitness may supercharge kids' minds.

When Parents Need Care, Daughters Carry the Burden: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's no secret that daughters seem to bear the brunt of caregiving duties for elderly parents, but a new study suggests that conscientious daughters often fill the gaps left by sons.

Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney injury can be added to the list of possible harms related to use of three antipsychotic medications often prescribed to treat behavioral symptoms of dementia in older adults, a new study finds.

2 Vaccines Help Cut Bacteria That Cause Meningitis, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new vaccines can reduce the spread of meningitis by reducing the number of meningitis-causing bacteria that people carry, according to a new study.

For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking while pregnant or around an infant has long been linked to development of asthma and allergies in young children. Now, researchers have found that the risk may persist into the teen years.

Health Highlights: Aug. 19, 2014

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

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