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March 17, 2015
Health Tip: Help Your Child Adjust to a Sibling
(HealthDay News) -- The arrival of a new brother or sister can be difficult for the older child, but there are ways parents can help ease the transition.
Health Tip: Create a Tornado Plan
(HealthDay News) -- Preparing the family for a tornado can help protect you and your loved ones during the unthinkable.
Workplace Suicides on the Rise, Study Finds
TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Workplace suicides are on the rise in the United States, and people in protective services jobs -- such as police and firefighters -- are at the greatest risk, a new study found.
Diabetes Groups Call for Greater Scrutiny of Insulin Pumps
TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes are calling for more research into the safety and effectiveness of insulin pumps.
Child Sex Trafficking Victims Easily Missed by Doctors, Social Workers: Study
TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most health care workers may lack the knowledge, awareness and training to identify potential victims of child sex trafficking, a new study suggests.
Certain Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk for Some
TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prior research has suggested that regular use of a certain class of painkillers might lower colon cancer risk, but a new study finds that a person's genetics may also play a big role.
Dietary Dioxins Don't Seem to Increase Breast Cancer Risk: Study
TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming low levels of chemicals called dioxins in food doesn't increase the risk of breast cancer, contends a new study that challenges a widely held belief about the effect of dioxins.
Diet Sodas Linked to Widening Waistlines in Seniors: Study
TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study has linked drinking diet sodas to increasing waistlines in seniors.
New Guidelines Call for No Heart Tests for Low-Risk Patients
TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients who are at low risk for heart problems don't need to have screening tests such as EKGs and stress tests, a national association of primary care physicians recommends.
Older Blood Just as Good for Transfusions
TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blood that's been stored for a few weeks is just as beneficial as fresh blood for patients with life-threatening conditions who require transfusions, a new study shows.
Herpes Drug Might Help Control Spread of HIV, Too
TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used herpes drug also seems to help people with the HIV virus, even if those people don't also have herpes, a new small study found.
Obesity Raises Women's Cancer Risk by 40 Percent, Study Finds
TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity takes a huge toll on health, and a new British study finds that obese women have a 40 percent higher risk for cancer than thinner women.
Study Questions Accuracy of Many Breast Cancer Biopsies
TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one of every four breast tissue biopsies tested for cancer may have been incorrectly diagnosed by pathologists taking part in a study to test their skills.
Early Scans for Back Pain May Do Little to Help Seniors
TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most current guidelines suggest that when seniors report new back pain to their primary care physician they should quickly be sent for diagnostic imaging, such as CT scans or MRIs.
Health Highlights: March 17, 2015
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