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April 17, 2015

Health Tip: Applying Artificial Nails

(HealthDay News) -- Some artificial nail kits contain toxic chemicals, so it's important to follow safety precautions when using and storing them.

Health Tip: Cut Down on Stress

(HealthDay News) -- Stress can have a major impact on your physical and mental health. But there are things you can do to help alleviate stress in your day-to-day life.

Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The thin air of America's higher-elevation regions may reduce the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests.

Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's long been known that people with Down syndrome are at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Gene Variation Could Spur Longer Smoking, Earlier Cancer

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A gene variation associated with smoking longer and getting lung cancer at a younger age has been identified by researchers.

1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teen boys who have been a victim of sexual assault are likelier to attempt suicide, a new study says.

Spring Allergy Season Could Be a Bloomin' Nightmare

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you've got seasonal allergies, you probably already know that spring has finally arrived. And, some experts are predicting that this allergy season may be one of the worst in years.

U.S. Boy's Death Highlights Rare Mosquito-Borne Infection

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The death from encephalitis of a 6-year-old Tennessee boy has led researchers to a better understanding of the mosquito-borne virus that killed the child.

More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers who came to the rescue at the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, have some of the same chronic health problems that their colleagues in the police and fire departments do, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: April 17, 2015

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