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April 24, 2015

Health Tip: Preparing Your Child for Camp

(HealthDay News) -- Preparing your child for the start of camp can help ease the transition and make your child feel more secure.

Health Tip: Get Active During Summer

(HealthDay News) -- The often-pleasant, warmer weather of summer offers lots of chances to get outside and become active.

Foods That Help Keep the Pounds Off as You Age

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new look at what kinds of foods might help people keep their weight in check as they age found that not all calories are created equal and some foods are not as bad for the middle-aged waistline as many believe.

Health Visits May Offer Chance to Prevent Suicide

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who attempt suicide have a health care visit in the weeks or months beforehand, which suggests health visits may provide opportunities for suicide prevention, researchers report.

Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer abuse or neglect are at increased risk for high blood pressure when they're adults, new research suggests.

Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using car seats, swings, bouncers and other carrying devices as sleeping places for infants puts them at risk for injury or death, a new study warns.

Late-Life Transition Like Bruce Jenner's Full of Challenges, Rewards, Experts Say

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patricia Harrington is many things: a woman in her 60s, a successful physicist and radiation oncology programmer, and currently the intake coordinator for the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking cigars carries the same risk of death as smoking cigarettes, a new review finds.

Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Shielding African Children

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- According to the World Health Organization, about 584,000 people, mostly in Africa, die from mosquito-borne malaria each year.

Ebola Outbreak May Have Led to Almost 11,000 More Malaria Deaths: Study

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 11,000 extra deaths due to malaria may have occurred in 2014 because of disruptions in health care services caused by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a new study suggests.

Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than half of middle-aged adults and seniors in the United States take aspirin daily to prevent heart attack, stroke or other serious illnesses, a new survey has found.

Health Highlights: April 24, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

2nd U.S. Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Threat

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For the second time this week, a major U.S. manufacturer of ice cream has recalled all of its products because of possible contamination with the bacteria listeria.

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