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August 29, 2014
'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one in five patients operated on for broken bones or other orthopedic trauma shops around for additional painkillers after surgery, a new study finds.
Health Tip: Teach Your Child to Read Food Labels
(HealthDay News) -- Teaching a child to make healthy food choices empowers the child to lead a healthier lifestyle when he or she is grown.
Health Tip: Exercise While Watching Television
(HealthDay News) -- If your favorite TV shows are pulling you away from your workout, why not combine the two?
European MRSA Originated in Sub-Saharan Africa, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The main strain of a common antibiotic-resistant infection in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa originated in sub-Saharan Africa, a new study says.
Study Counters Critics of Plainer Cigarette Packaging
FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Selling cigarettes in plain packages doesn't increase the use of low-cost or illegal tobacco and doesn't harm sales in small stores, according to new research from Australia.
Encouraging Your Baby's Babbling May Speed Language Development
FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The way that parents respond to their infant's babbling might affect the baby's language development, a new study suggests.
Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients?
THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too much salt in the diet may worsen symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study from Argentina suggests.
Scientists Find Differences in Brains of Those With Dyslexia
FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered that people with dyslexia have disrupted network connections in their brains.
Health Highlights: Aug. 29, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says
FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The West African Ebola outbreak took a more deadly turn Friday with the World Health Organization announcing an estimated 500 new cases this week -- the biggest jump in infections so far.
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