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February 25, 2015
Health Tip: How Smoking Affects Your Heart
(HealthDay News) -- Most people realize that smoking causes cancer, but it can also wreak havoc on your heart, experts say.
Health Tip: Avoid Overdosing on Pain Medication
(HealthDay News) -- An over-the-counter pain reliever can offer relief from common aches and pains, but it's important not to exceed the dose recommended on the label.
Could a Bad Night's Sleep Make You Eat More Fatty Food?
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Skipping just a single night of sleep leads to a shift in brain activity that seems to spark a desire to consume more fat the following day, a new study suggests.
Fluoride in Drinking Water Tied to Higher Rates of Underactive Thyroid
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A British study finds a correlation between the amount of fluoride in public drinking water and a rise in incidence of underactive thyroid.
Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older patients with a broken hip are more likely to die after the fracture if they're discharged from the hospital early, a new study indicates.
Risk of Violent Crime Rises With Depression, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with depression might be more likely to commit a violent crime than those without depression, a new study suggests.
Three Amputees Regain Function With 'Bionic' Hands
TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In what scientists say is a first, a robotic hand controlled by a patient's own muscle and nerves appears to have restored complex hand function to a trio of amputees in Austria.
Obamacare Won't Swamp Doctors, Study Contends
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The greater number of Americans with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will lead to only a slight increase in the use of medical services, and the health system can cope with the added demand, a new report states.
Taking Pill Before, After Sex Cuts HIV Infection for Gay Men: Study
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's new evidence that gay men not infected with HIV can stay that way if they take a pill called Truvada in the days before and after a sexual encounter with an infected partner.
Health Highlights: Feb. 25, 2015
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
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