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May 14, 2015

Health Tip: Cutting Down on Cholesterol in Kids' Diets

(HealthDay News) -- Stocking your kitchen with heart-healthy foods goes a long way toward trimming the fat and cholesterol from your child's diet.

Health Tip: Care for Your Mattress

(HealthDay News) -- Proper care of your mattress can help you get a longer and healthier night's sleep.

Short-Term Debt Can Depress More Than Your Finances

THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with short-term debt, such as overdue bills or credit card debt, are more likely to be depressed than those who carry long-term debt through mortgages and other big loans, a new study suggests.

Adults With Autism Fare Poorly in Job Interviews, Study Finds

THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "High-functioning" adults with autism may face significant communication challenges that could make landing a job difficult, new research from Canada suggests.

Hand-Grip Strength May Provide Clues to Heart Health

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Testing hand-grip strength could be a cheap and simple way of identifying people at increased risk for heart attack, stroke and premature death, according to a new study.

Men in Red May Seem Aggressive, Angry

THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men may be regarded as angry and aggressive when they wear red clothes, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: May 14, 2015

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

Hundreds With HIV Could Donate Organs to Others With HIV: Study

THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 400 HIV-positive potential organ donors in the United States could donate organs each year to HIV-positive people waiting for transplants, a new study estimates.

ERs See Spike in Narcotic Painkiller Abuse Cases

THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There was a sharp rise in the number of emergency room visits involving the narcotic painkiller tramadol between 2005 and 2011, two new government reports show.

Smoking Makes a Comeback in Georgia Bars, Restaurants

THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While the days of smoke-filled bars and restaurants made be a fading memory in many states, the number of venues where patrons can legally puff away are actually on the rise in Georgia, a new report finds.

Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery

THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests infants may recover better after some kinds of surgery if they receive local anesthesia -- which only numbs part of the body -- instead of being "knocked out" completely with general anesthesia.

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