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April 28, 2015

Health Tip: Gear up for Sports

(HealthDay News) -- Playing on a team is a great way for kids to learn sportsmanship and to get exercise. But it's also important to take precautions aimed at reducing the risk of injury.

Health Tip: Promptly Treat a Minor Burn

(HealthDay News) -- Burns less than 3 inches in diameter usually can be cared for at home.

Women's Brains May Have Tougher Time Recovering From Concussion

TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research from Taiwan uncovers more evidence that women may have a tougher time recovering their memory after concussions.

Divorce May Increase Psychosomatic Symptoms in Teens: Study

MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens may have an increased risk for psychosomatic symptoms -- physical problems caused by mental distress -- if their parents separate or divorce, a new study suggests.

Bullying May Take Bigger Toll Than Child Abuse, Neglect

TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being bullied as a child may take a larger toll on a young adult's mental health than being abused or neglected at home, a new study suggests.

ER Practices Key to Helping Those Addicted to Painkillers: Study

TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A comparison of three treatments for narcotic painkiller addiction found that patients given the medication buprenorphine in the emergency department do better than those given only referrals.

Scientists Pinpoint Brain's 'Hunger Circuit' in Mice

TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Working with mice, researchers have identified a group of brain cells involved in feelings of hunger, appetite and eating.

Milder Autism Typically Diagnosed Later in Girls

TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls on the milder end of the autism spectrum tend to be diagnosed at a later age than boys, possibly because their symptoms are less severe, a new study has found.

Microneedle Patch Might Boost Global Measles Vaccination Rates

TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A microneedle patch may be an easier, safer and more convenient way to vaccinate more people worldwide against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: April 28, 2015

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

Few Sickle Cell Patients Receiving Beneficial Drug, Study Finds

TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Few U.S. adults with sickle cell anemia are getting a recommended medication that can help them manage pain, breathing problems and other debilitating symptoms, according to a new study.

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