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August 25, 2014

Health Tip: Manage Stress to Keep Diabetes in Check

(HealthDay News) -- Physical and emotional stress can be problematic for diabetics, as it tends to cause blood sugar to rise.

Health Tip: Teaching Your Child About Food Allergies

(HealthDay News) -- Children with food allergies may feel less afraid if they know what they're dealing with.

Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations

MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All children should start using toothpaste with fluoride when their teeth appear, regardless of their risk level for cavities, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests

MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Declining mental skills appear to raise a person's odds for a stroke, a new study suggests.

E-Cigarettes Should Be Regulated Like Tobacco: American Heart Association

MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarettes should be subject to the same laws that apply to tobacco products, and the federal government should ban the marketing and sale of e-cigarettes to young people, a new American Heart Association policy statement says.

Today's Parents Less Able to Spot Obesity in Their Kids: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents have become less able to realize when their child is overweight or obese, a new study finds.

Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries

MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Compared to conservative treatments, arthroscopic knee surgery offers no apparent benefit for middle-aged people with age-related tears of the meniscus -- the cartilage that cushions the knee joint, according to a new analysis.

Bullying Starts Before School Years Begin, Study Finds

MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that illustrates the complexity of bullying, Dutch researchers report that obese boys are more likely to bully and be bullied than their thinner peers and the vicious cycle begins before these children ever step foot inside a school.

Start School Later for Older Kids, Pediatricians Urge

MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. high schools and middle schools should start classes later in the morning to allow kids some much-needed sleep, a leading group of pediatricians is urging.

Obama Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Responding to a Supreme Court ruling handed down late in June, the Obama administration on Friday proposed a compromise path that it said would allow women to obtain contraceptives through their health plan, while respecting the views of companies that objected to the provision on religious grounds.

Health Highlights: Aug. 25, 2014

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