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April 14, 2015

Health Tip: Exercising With Knee Problems

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise may be just what the doctor ordered if you have knee pain.

Health Tip: Using Insect Repellent

(HealthDay News) -- If you're heading outdoors, especially during dawn or dusk, remember to protect yourself against insect bites.

Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of older Americans are prescribed a blood thinner to help reduce the stroke risks associated with a dangerous irregular heart beat known as atrial fibrillation.

Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Face Much Higher Hospitalization Rates

MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with type 1 diabetes are nearly five times more likely to be hospitalized than those without the disease, a new British study finds.

Blood Thinners Overprescribed for Low-Risk Irregular Heartbeat: Study

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one-quarter of people with atrial fibrillation who have a low risk of stroke are given blood-thinning drugs they likely don't need, a new study contends .

Ebola Virus Evolving, But Isn't Getting Deadlier, Study Says

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola virus has evolved but hasn't become more lethal since the first outbreak 40 years ago, a new study suggests.

New Specialty Medicines Drive Up Drug Spending

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay New) -- New medicines targeting conditions like hepatitis C, cancer and multiple sclerosis helped to propel drug spending to its highest level in more than a decade, a new report finds.

Breath Test Might Spot Stomach Cancer Risk

MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new breath test may one day help spot the earliest signs of stomach cancer, a small trial from Israel suggests.

To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are things people can do to preserve their brain function as they age, a report released Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests.

Unauthorized Breaches of Medical Records on the Rise

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breaches in data security exposed more than 29 million health records to potential criminal misuse between 2010 and 2013, a new study found.

Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy-related diabetes may increase the risk a child will develop autism, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: April 14, 2015

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