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February 04, 2015

Health Tip: Adding Mushrooms to Your Meals

(HealthDay News) -- Don't be put off by the fact that mushrooms are a type of fungus. They're nutritious, low-calorie and are quite tasty.

Health Tip: Want a Brighter Smile?

(HealthDay News) -- A brighter, healthier-looking smile can do wonders to improve your appearance.

Ebola Donations Slow to Reach West Africa

WEDNEDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only about 40 percent of the nearly $2.9 billion in international aid promised for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa had reached the hard-hit countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone by Dec. 31, a new study found.

Women Use More Oxygen for Breathing

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Muscles that control breathing require more oxygen in women than in men, a new study has found.

Modern Birth Control Methods Could Avoid 15 Million Unwanted Pregnancies: Report

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If more women had access to modern birth control methods and used them correctly, there would be 15 million fewer unwanted pregnancies in low- and middle-income nations each year, a new study suggests.

Income Inequality Affects Kids' Health, Research Shows

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There is a growing disparity in the physical and mental health of rich and poor children and teens in the United States and other wealthy countries, a new study reveals.

Healthy Diet May Be Linked to Lower Risk of Lung Disease

TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet low in red meat and rich in whole grains might reduce the risk of developing the crippling chronic lung disease known as COPD, new research suggests.

Americans Confused About Cancer Risks

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than half of Americans are aware that some major lifestyle factors can affect their cancer risk, a new survey suggests.

Imaging Tests May Help Stem Amputations for Circulatory Disorder

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who face amputation of a foot or leg can have their limb saved by minimally invasive surgery to improve blood flow, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Feb. 4, 2015

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

Lung Cancer No. 1 Cancer Killer of Women in Wealthy Nations

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer has overtaken breast cancer as the leading cancer killer of women in developed countries, reflecting changing smoking patterns among females worldwide, a new report shows.

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