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May 04, 2015
Health Tip: Understanding Eye Injuries in Kids
(HealthDay News) -- Parents should know what to do if something gets in their child's eyes or if the child suffers an eye injury.
Health Tip: Build a Healthy Self-Image
(HealthDay News) -- It may be difficult to be happy with what you see in the mirror, but a healthy self-image will help you care for yourself.
Too Many Americans Neglect Backs in Skin Cancer Prevention
MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey finds that many people in the United States are forgetting their backs when they try to be forward-thinking about skin cancer prevention.
Preteen Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Strength Over Time, CDC Finds
MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A booster shot of the whooping cough vaccine that is given to preteens loses a large measure of effectiveness within a few years, new research reveals.
Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Inherited Eye Disease
SUNDAY, May 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that gene therapy quickly improves eyesight for patients who've lost their vision from an inherited condition called Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA).
Sleepwalking Parents Likely to Have Sleepwalking Kids
MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 60 percent of children with two sleepwalking parents go on to develop the condition themselves, new research shows.
Many Young Football Players Get Concussions at Practice, Study Says
MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most concussions among high school and college football players occur during practice, a new study finds.
Health Highlights: May 4, 2015
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
ER Doctors Cautious When Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers: Study
MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. emergency room doctors are cautious when prescribing narcotic painkillers that carry a high risk of abuse, a new study shows.