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February 09, 2015
Nighttime Leg Cramps Peak in Summer, Study Says
MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nighttime leg cramps occur twice as often in summer as in winter, a new study suggests.
Health Tip: Enjoying Indoor Racquet Sports
(HealthDay News) -- Picking up a racquet on an indoor court is a great way to exercise when the weather goes downhill. But you should remember to take precautions.
Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks
MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some loved ones who care for veterans with brain injuries may be at increased risk for chronic health problems, a new study indicates.
Wealthier Men Less Likely to Do Housework, Study Finds
MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more money a man makes, the less likely he is to help with housework, a new study finds.
Shorter Hours for Doctors Don't Lead to Expected Improvements: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Shorter shifts for medical residents don't appear to be making any big improvements in doctors' fatigue levels or in patient care, new research shows.
No Link Seen Between Oxytocin-Assisted Labor and ADHD
M0NDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers who get an extra boost during labor with the medication oxytocin don't face a higher risk of having a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study says.
Residential Treatment Program Helps Obese Kids Lose Weight, Study Finds
MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely obese kids in an intensive 10-month residential treatment program lost more weight than their counterparts, and appeared to reverse artery damage that could lead to clogged arteries and heart disease, according to a new study from Belgium.
Some Tiny Preemies Show Poorer Mental Health in Adulthood
MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who were born very preterm may be at higher-than-normal risk of anxiety disorders and certain other mental health issues, even into their 30s, a new study suggests.
Energy Drinks Tied to Inattention, Hyper Behavior in Middle Schoolers: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Energy drinks are linked to hyperactivity and inattention in middle-school students, a new study reveals.
Panel Asks: What Defines Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic fatigue syndrome is about to get a new clinical definition, with the hope that it will help physicians better diagnose people afflicted with the mysterious and complex disorder.
Researchers Identify 8 Signs of Impending Death
MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have identified eight specific physical signs that strongly indicate that someone with advanced cancer is entering the last days of life.
HPV Vaccination Does Not Appear to Boost Risky Teen Sex, Study Shows
MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to what some parents might fear, girls who get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) do not treat it as a green light to start having risky sex, a new study indicates.
Health Highlights: Feb. 9, 2015
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Lucentis Approved for Diabetic Retinopathy
MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug to treat the most common eye disease among diabetics has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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