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February 03, 2015

Health Tip: Get the Most from Exercise

(HealthDay News) -- Making your exercise routine more enjoyable and fun helps ensure that you'll continue.

Health Tip: Keep Babies Warm During Winter

(HealthDay News) -- The sometimes frigid temperatures of winter mean taking extra precautions to keep babies warm and comfortable.

Workers May Be Afraid to Discuss Job-Related Asthma

TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only 15 percent of working adults with asthma discuss with their doctor how their jobs might affect their breathing, even though nearly half have asthma that is possibly work-related, a new study reveals.

Greek Fiscal Crisis Tied to Rise in Suicides

MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Economic crises and government cost-cutting may have prompted sharp spikes in suicides in Greece between 2008 and 2012, a new study suggests.

Electronic Devices May Disrupt Teen Sleep, Study Reports

TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Spending too much time using electronic devices during the day harms teens' sleep, a new study suggests.

1 in 5 Younger Diabetics Lacks Good Medical Care, Study Says

TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One in every five young American adults with diabetes hasn't seen a doctor in the past 6 months, a new government report indicates.

Medicare Patients Aren't Benefitting From Surgical Report Cards: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Report cards on the quality of surgical care provided by hospitals don't appear to benefit Medicare patients, a new study finds.

Seniors Need 2 Pneumonia Vaccines, CDC Advisory Panel Says

TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults 65 and older need two vaccines to better protect them from bacterial infection in the blood (called sepsis), meningitis and pneumonia, according to a revised vaccination schedule from the 2015 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

Battlefield Blood-Transfusion 'Recipe' Passes Real-Life Test

TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood transfusion strategy developed on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan looks like the best way to save civilians bleeding out from severe wounds, a new study reports.

Blood Test Aims to Detect Parkinson's in Early Stages

TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have developed a blood test that they say could help neurologists detect Parkinson's disease and track the illness as it progresses.

Health Highlights: Feb. 3, 2015

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

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