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April 01, 2016

Health Tip: Limit Your Child's Sugar Consumption

(HealthDay News) -- While your child may beg for sugary sweets, they're usually a poor choice nutritionally and bad for young teeth.

Booze-Branded Merchandise May Spur Teen Drinking

FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who own caps, shirts, and other merchandise displaying alcohol logos are more likely to drink, a new study finds.

Obese People Trying to Shed Pounds Often Go Up and Down

FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The biggest losers -- those who lose the most weight -- tend to be the ones who win when it comes to keeping weight off, new research suggests.

Infant's BMI May Predict Early Childhood Obesity, Study Says

FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A high body mass index (BMI) in infancy may predict which children are likely to be obese at age 6 years, scientists say.

Is Seniors' Dental Health Tied to Mental Health?

FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There seems to be a link between poor oral health and age-related mental decline, researchers say.

More of World's People Are Now Obese Than Underweight

THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More people worldwide are obese than underweight, a new study found.

Mindfulness Training May Ease PTSD

FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mindfulness training can trigger brain changes that help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) manage disturbing memories and thoughts, according to a new study of war veterans.

Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, Depression

FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There is a large variation in how often U.S. pediatricians diagnose and prescribe drugs for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other mental health conditions, a new study suggests.

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Epilepsy Risk, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who have type 1 diabetes may be nearly three times more likely to develop the seizure disorder epilepsy than people without type 1 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Web Searches for E-Cigs Focus on Buying

FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most people who search the Internet for e-cigarettes are shopping for the products -- not looking to quit smoking, a new study reveals.

Health Highlights: April 1, 2016

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

A New Health Perk for Coffee Drinkers?

FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking coffee may cut your risk of colon cancer by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests.

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