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January 04, 2016

Health Tip: Get Active Indoors

(HealthDay News) -- There are plenty of ways to burn calories and get active, even indoors when winter keeps you from exercising outside.

Health Tip: Do You Have Restless Legs Syndrome?

(HealthDay News) -- Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a nervous system disorder that's characterized by an itchy twitching of the legs during rest that's relieved by moving them.

Families Like Looser ICU Visitation Policies

MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many hospitals still restrict who can visit critically ill patients and when. But new survey results suggest that lifting such restrictions can improve family satisfaction and patient well-being.

New School Lunch Program Lets Kids Select More Nutritious Meals

MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Move over, mystery meat -- students are choosing more nutritious school lunches under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, new research suggests.

Pediatricians' Group Says U.S. Lacks Resources to Treat Kids in Disasters

MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When a major public health emergency, disaster or act of terrorism occurs, the United States may lack adequate resources to treat children who are affected, according to a new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Newer Blood Pressure Drugs as Good as Older Ones: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Newer blood pressure drugs are as safe and effective as older medications, new research suggests.

Kids Born Through IVF Show No Higher Risk for Developmental Delays: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers who were conceived through fertility treatments don't seem to have any special risk of developmental delays, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Jan. 4, 2016

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

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