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January 08, 2015

Health Tip: Dealing With Temper Tantrums

(HealthDay News) -- Toddlers and temper tantrums often seem to go together. So, what can parents do?

Health Tip: Is It Grief or Depression?

(HealthDay News) -- A major loss, such as the death of a family member, can trigger feelings of grief.

Study Reinforces Link Between Low Birth Weight, Diabetes Risk

THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study that confirms that underweight babies are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes later in life also identifies factors associated with that increased risk.

Keeping Safe in a Big Freeze

TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As a new cold snap sends temperatures plunging across much of the United States, one expert offers tips on how to stay warm and safe.

Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia

THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some older adults with dementia unwittingly commit crimes like theft or trespassing, and for a small number, it can be a first sign of their mental decline, a new study finds.

Cooler Temps May Boost Calorie-Burning 'Brown Fat,' Mouse Study Suggests

THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cold temperatures may raise levels of calorie-burning "brown fat" in your body, a new study conducted with mice suggests.

Cancer Groups Urge More Regulation of E-Cigarettes

THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The potential health hazards of e-cigarettes remain unclear, and more regulation on their use is needed, say two groups representing cancer researchers and specialists.

Does He Post a Lot of 'Selfies'? He Might Be a Narcissist

THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- That guy on Facebook posting dozens of "selfies" of himself -- at the beach, at work, partying -- might just be a narcissist, a new study suggests.

Was Beethoven Composing From His Heart?

THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A heartbeat disorder may have influenced parts of composer Ludwig van Beethoven's greatest works, researchers say.

Kidney Disease Treatment May Be Improving, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a rising incidence of kidney disease, rates of kidney failure and related deaths are declining in the United States, according to a new report.

Alcohol Taxes Up, Binge Drinking Down?

THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher alcohol taxes may help reduce binge drinking, a new study suggests.

Synthetic Oil May Help Patients With Huntington's Disease

THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming a synthetic oil may help normalize brain metabolism of people with the incurable, inherited brain disorder known as Huntington's disease, a small new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Jan. 8, 2015

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