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November 04, 2014

Health Tip: Signs of a Yeast Diaper Rash

(HealthDay News) -- While diaper rash is common and usually clears up with at-home care, a yeast diaper rash can be more serious and may need a doctor's attention.

Health Tip: When Feet Sweat

(HealthDay News) -- Everyone's feet sweat, but for some people the wetness and odor are a bigger problem.

What Snake Caused That Bite? New DNA Test Might Tell

TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- DNA tests can reliably identify the type of snake that has bitten a person and could save the lives of many people in countries with deadly venomous snakes, new research reports.

Are Your Heart Symptoms All in Your Head?

MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly three-quarters of people whose hearts are found to be healthy after being checked for coronary artery disease continue to have persistent symptoms such as chest pain, a new study finds.

Breast Cancer Patients Might Prefer 'Invisible Tattoo'

TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using "invisible" tattoos instead of permanent dark ink ones when breast cancer patients undergo radiation therapy could help improve how patients feel about themselves, a new study finds.

Poor Quality Housing Tied to Higher Asthma Rates Among Kids

TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's more evidence that poorer housing is tied to higher rates of asthma attacks among kids.

Kidney, Urinary Birth Defects Tied to Obesity in Moms-to-Be

TUESDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A woman's odds of having a baby with kidney and urinary tract birth defects are higher if she's obese, new research suggests.

Long-Term Shift Work May Drain the Brain, Study Reports

MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Working non-standard hours -- often called "shift work" -- for many years is not only hard on the body, but may also dull the mind, new research suggests.

Moving Toward Blood Test for Many Cancers

TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who identified more than 800 "markers" of cancer in patients' blood say their findings could potentially lead to a single blood test for many types of cancer.

Antibiotic-Resistant Hospital Germ Traced to U.K. Livestock, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospitals can be traced back to livestock, a new study says.

Irregular Heartbeat Doubles Risk for 'Silent Strokes,' Review Suggests

TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Atrial fibrillation, a common condition where the heart beats abnormally, may more than double the risk of "silent" strokes, a new review suggests.

Health Highlights: Nov. 4, 2014

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