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August 25, 2015

Health Tip: Your Child's Bowel Function

(HealthDay News) -- Every child has different bowel habits, but certain signs may indicate a medical problem.

Health Tip: Having Heart Palpitations

(HealthDay News) -- Heart palpitations may feel like a fluttering or skipping sensations, or the perception that the heart is beating too quickly.

Many Parents Put 'Food Pressure' on Their Kids, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that parents of overweight kids are more likely to restrict their children's food intake -- a potentially bad idea -- if they themselves are carrying extra pounds.

Men Who Feel Less Masculine May Be More Violent, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men who feel they don't meet traditional masculine ideals may be more prone to violence and risky behaviors, a new study suggests.

Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal flu shots save lives and prevent hospitalizations among nursing home residents, a new study shows.

Mom's Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Heart Defect Risk at Birth

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who eat healthy diets prior to pregnancy are less likely to have a baby born with a heart defect, researchers report.

Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Needles beat pills for treating hot flashes in breast cancer survivors, according to a new trial that compared acupuncture, "sham" acupuncture, the medication gabapentin and a placebo pill.

Health Highlights: Aug 25, 2015

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

Exercise, Supplements Like Fish Oil Won't Keep Elderly Sharper: Studies

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neither exercise nor supplements such as fish oil don't seem to do much to help keep older folks mentally sharp, two new studies found.

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