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November 23, 2015

Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in Babies

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies exposed to high levels of arsenic in the womb are at increased risk for infections and respiratory symptoms in their first year of life, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Are You Flossing Correctly?

(HealthDay News) -- Flossing is an essential part of good dental health. But are you taking all the right steps to protect your mouth?

Health Tip: Safety Suggestions for Teenage Babysitters

(HealthDay News) -- If you're a babysitter, your charges' safety isn't the only thing you have to worry about. Make sure you're safe in the family's home and during transit.

Colon Cancer Screening Rates on the Rise in NYC

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer screening rates in New York City rose 40 percent over four years, possibly due to the efforts of a coalition created to promote and improve access to the procedure, a new study suggests.

Ah-Choo! Sneeze 'Cloud' Quickly Covers a Room, Study Finds

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Just in time for cold and flu season, a new study finds the average human sneeze expels a high-velocity cloud that can contaminate a room in minutes.

ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The stimulant medications used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can keep some kids awake at night, a new research review confirms.

Caffeine in Pregnancy May Not Harm Baby's IQ, Study Finds

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Moderate amounts of caffeine during pregnancy don't appear to be linked to a child's risk for lower IQ or behavior problems, a new study suggests.

Columbus Did Not Bring Syphilis Back to Europe, Research Shows

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's a common notion that after discovering America, Columbus and his crew then brought back the scourge of syphilis to Europe.

Danger Persists for Young Women After Heart Attack, Stroke

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young women who survive a heart attack or stroke may not be out of danger once they recover, European researchers say.

High 'Resting' Heart Rate Tied to Higher Odds of Early Death

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A rapid "resting" heartbeat might mean you have a higher risk of dying early, researchers suggest.

Health Highlights: Nov. 23, 2015

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