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April 30, 2015

Health Tip: Muscle Up Your Memory

(HealthDay News) -- Learning new things can help keep your mind sharper, no matter what your age.

Health Tip: Fight Food-Related Peer Pressure

(HealthDay News) -- Peer pressure can be tough to resist for children, and making healthy food choices while hanging out with friends is no exception.

Where You're Treated for Heart Attack Matters

THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack patients live longer if they're treated at high-performing hospitals -- those with lower 30-day death rates, a new study indicates.

Whole Blood Best for Youngest Heart Surgery Patients: Study

THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children undergoing heart surgery do better when they get fresh whole blood from single donors instead of "component blood" from multiple donors, new research suggests.

Heroin Use Surges Among Whites Who Abuse Prescription Painkillers

THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heroin use rose among people who abuse prescription narcotic painkillers such as Oxycontin or Vicodin, a new study found.

Drop in Drunk Driving Crashes May Have Boosted U.S. Economy

THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A dramatic drop in the number of alcohol-related car accidents over the past three decades may have helped fuel the U.S. economy, a new study suggests.

Cloudy Climes May Up Risk of Pancreatic Cancer: Study

THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who live in regions with low sunlight may have a higher risk of pancreatic cancer, possibly because they don't get enough vitamin D from the sun, new research suggests.

Sharing Breast Milk May Pose Risks Women Haven't Considered

THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women may be using shared breast milk from friends and family, but they don't always consider the risks involved with providing donor milk to their babies, a new survey shows.

Coming Soon: A Test to Gauge Your Obesity Risk?

THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have successfully linked certain byproducts of digestion to the risk of excess body fat.

Heart Failure Implant Tied to Weakening of Thinking, Memory

THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A mechanical device that restores a failing heart's ability to pump blood might contribute to a decline in memory and thinking in some patients, a new study reports.

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