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April 22, 2015

Health Tip: Dealing With Bedtime Anxiety

(HealthDay News) -- Young children may have anxiety at bedtime that's triggered by separation from parents.

Health Tip: Manage Weight-Loss Goals

(HealthDay News) -- When you set a weight loss goal, remember to revisit that goal periodically and assess how you're doing. The goal may need to change.

Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified a gene that affects whether children with asthma respond to corticosteroids.

For Earth Day, Turn Off the Faucet and the Ignition

TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- To mark Earth Day on Wednesday, experts suggest you consider making lifestyle changes that will reduce your impact on the planet.

Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Rare Immune Disorder

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gene therapy may benefit children and teens with a rare immune disorder called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, a small study finds.

Depression Tied to Worse Outcomes for Black Patients With Heart Failure

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression seems to increase the risk of hospitalization and death in black heart failure patients, a new study finds.

Ban Flavoring, Ads for E-Cigarettes, Doctors' Group Says

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should ban flavorings and television ads for e-cigarettes, a prominent physicians' organization says.

Statins Carry Some Risk for Seniors, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can help prevent heart disease in seniors, but the medications also carry the risk of side effects, new research shows.

Most Adults Don't Support Medical Marijuana for Kids, Poll Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans believe that adults should be allowed to use medical marijuana, but far fewer think it's appropriate for children, a new survey finds.

FDA Weighs Tighter Regulation of Homeopathic Medicines

TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Homeopathic treatments could receive greater scrutiny from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the near future, as their growing popularity has led some critics to call for tighter regulation.

Health Highlights: April 22, 2015

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