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November 02, 2015

Health Tip: Why Is My Blood Pressure High?

(HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure puts more stress on the beating heart, increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Health Tip: Protect Baby's Teeth From Tooth Decay

(HealthDay News) -- Tooth decay stemming from sugary drinks stored in baby's bottle can lead to a host of long-term dental problems.

In Its Third Year, Obamacare Faces Growing Pains

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- America's scramble for health insurance coverage under Obamacare may be slowing to a crawl.

Weight, Exercise May Affect Children's Thinking Skills

MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children's weight and physical activity levels may affect their thinking and learning skills, a new study suggests.

Dogs in the Home May Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma

MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to dogs or farm animals early in life appears to reduce a child's risk of developing asthma, a new study shows.

Most Preschoolers Use Tablets, Smartphones Daily

MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly all U.S. kids under age 4 have used a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone, and they are using them at earlier and earlier ages, a new study finds.

One in Five Pediatricians Drops Families Who Refuse Vaccines: Survey

MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One of every five U.S. pediatricians regularly drops families who refuse to have their children vaccinated, a new survey shows.

Health Highlights: Nov. 2, 2015

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

Teens Do Listen to Parents' Advice About Sex: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens whose parents talk with them about sex are more likely to wait to have sex and to use birth control and condoms when they do, a new study finds.

Beware Safety Risks Posed by 'Off-Label' Drug Use

MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Off-label" drug use puts patients at risk for serious side effects, especially when scientific evidence is lacking, a new study finds.

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