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October 13, 2014
Health Tip: Strained Hamstring?
(HealthDay News) -- Injuries are common in the hamstring -- the muscle at the back of the thigh -- notably among athletes.
Health Tip: Get the Facts About Gum Disease
(HealthDay News) -- When it comes to gum disease, some popular beliefs simply have no teeth.
Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half, Study Finds
SUNDAY, Oct. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anesthesia-related complications in the United States have fallen by more than half, while the overall death rate has remained the same, a new study indicates.
Chewing Gum Before Surgery Safe: Report
SUNDAY, Oct. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's safe to chew gum while fasting before surgery, researchers report.
Anesthetic During Breast-Removal Surgery May Reduce Long-Term Pain
MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving a common local anesthetic to women undergoing breast removal surgery -- a mastectomy -- reduces their risk of persistent pain after the procedure, a new study says.
Young Caregivers Risk Failing in School, Study Says
MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 1.3 million American children and teens care for family members with physical or mental illness or substance abuse problems, and these children are at risk for poor health and school failure themselves, a new study shows.
Scientists Inch Closer to Alzheimer's Origins
SUNDAY, Oct. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A laboratory study seems to support the theory that a buildup of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain is the first step in a process that leads to Alzheimer's disease.
Calm, Positive Family Meals May Help Keep Kids Slim
MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Positive, calm and friendly family meals might help a child avoid becoming overweight or obese, a new study suggests.
Sleeping on Sofa Can Be Deadly for Babies, Study Finds
MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the most dangerous places for a sleeping baby is a sofa, according to a new study.
Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola
SUNDAY, Oct. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A health care worker who helped treat the Liberian man who died of Ebola in a Dallas hospital last week has tested positive for the virus, public health officials reported Sunday.
Health Highlights: Oct. 13, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows
MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress triggers different physical and mental reactions in women and men with heart disease, new research indicates.
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