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August 28, 2015
How Parents Add to Math Anxiety
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents can spur math anxiety and poor math performance in children, a new study suggests.
Health Tip: Dive Safely
(HealthDay News) -- Reckless diving can lead to serious injury, including permanent paralysis.
Health Tip: Skip the Salt in Your Child's Lunch
(HealthDay News) -- The average child consumes too much salt each day, and some children even have high blood pressure.
Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis?
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Oral contraceptives -- also known as birth control pills -- may ease pain and improve functioning in women with rheumatoid arthritis, a small German study suggests.
Settling the Back-to-School Jitters
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting or returning to school can trigger anxiety in some children, but parents can help ease worried young minds, a mental health expert says.
Women Soldiers No More Likely to Develop PTSD, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women in the U.S. military are no more likely than men to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a government study shows.
Guidelines for Preventing Catheter Infections in ICU Often Ignored: Study
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many health-care providers don't follow guidelines meant to reduce the risk of infection from catheters placed in the arteries of intensive care unit patients, a new study finds.
Many Parents Unaware of Dangers E-Cigarettes Pose to Little Kids: Survey
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents don't understand that the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes poses a serious danger to young children, a new survey indicates.
Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese pregnant women may have a nearly twofold increased risk of stillbirth, a new study says.
Many Seniors With Cancer Use Alternative Medicines: Study
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many elderly cancer patients use alternative medicines, including some that could interfere with their treatment, a new study shows.
'Goth' Teens Report More Depression, Self-Harm
THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The dark look associated with Goths may not be all show: Teens in this subculture appear more prone to depression and self-harm than their peers, researchers report.
FDA Approves Second Drug in New Class of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications
THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a second drug that's part of a potent new class of medications that sharply cut levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol.
Health Highlights: Aug 28, 2015
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA Approves Repatha for High Cholesterol
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Repatha (evolocumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the second non-statin drug in its class approved to treat high cholesterol.
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