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October 12, 2015

Health Tip: Coping With Sinusitis

(HealthDay News) -- When you develop a sinus infection, it can take time for symptoms to subside. In the meantime, there are things you can do to get some relief.

Health Tip: Use a High Chair Safely

(HealthDay News) -- While a high chair seems like a safe place, your child can get hurt if the chair isn't properly used.

New Clues to How Gene Affects Women's Body Shape, Diabetes Risk

SATURDAY, Oct. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Studies have shown that women with larger hips tend to have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, and now scientists are getting a clearer picture of the genetics behind it all.

Summer Babies May Be Healthier Adults

MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with summer birthdays are more likely to be healthy adults than those born during the winter, a new study contends.

Standby Drug for Adult Bipolar Disorder May Be Safe, Effective in Children

MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that lithium -- for years a go-to medication for adults with bipolar disorder -- may be safely used in children with the condition, at least for the short term.

Slow Progress on Curbing Wasteful, 'Low-Value' Health Care Practices: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As health care budgets get tighter across the United States, there's been a renewed focus on ridding the system of procedures that give patients little real benefit for the time and money spent.

Medical Gowns, Gloves Often Source of Contamination: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Health care workers often contaminate their skin and clothing when they remove their medical gowns and gloves, new research suggests.

Cesarean Delivery Won't Harm Kids' Health: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a study of more than 5,000 children, Australian researchers said they found that cesarean section delivery was not linked with a higher risk of health problems in childhood.

Infant Heart Defect May Be Linked to Pre-Diabetic Sugar Levels in Pregnancy

MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High blood sugar levels during pregnancy may increase a baby's risk of a heart defect, even among women without diabetes, a new study suggests.

Kids With Mental Ills Often Treated Solely by Primary Care Doctors

MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Family doctors and pediatricians are often the sole source of a child's mental health care, particularly for kids suffering from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Health Highlights: Oct. 12, 2015

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