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January 29, 2015

Health Tip: Handling Your Child's Fears About Weight

(HealthDay News) -- What does a parent do if you hear your child lament, "I'm fat?"

Health Tip: Using Sunscreen

(HealthDay News) -- While anyone who applies sunscreen will benefit from its protection, some people should never venture outside without it, experts say.

Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes are less likely to take their diabetes medications if they've been diagnosed with cancer, researchers report.

Binge-Watching TV May Be Sign of Depression, Loneliness

THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Binge-watching television is linked with feeling lonely and depressed, a new study suggests.

Liberals, Independents Win Life Span Sweepstakes, Study Claims

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Liberals are in luck when it comes to longevity, new research contends.

Eye Tracking May Help to Spot Concussions Quickly

THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new eye-tracking method might help determine the severity of concussions, researchers report.

Nearly 1 in 10 Adults Skips Meds Due to Cost, CDC Says

THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in 10 American adults don't take their medications as prescribed because they can't afford to, health officials reported Thursday.

Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A cluster of 12 Colorado children are suffering muscle weakness and paralysis similar to that caused by polio, and doctors are concerned these cases could be linked to a nationwide outbreak of what's usually a rare respiratory virus.

Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles

THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a development that could dramatically widen the scope of a measles outbreak that began last month at Disney parks in California, Arizona health officials said Wednesday that up to 1,000 people in that state may have been exposed to the highly infectious disease.

Health Highlights: Jan. 29, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

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