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HealthDay News - April 06, 2016

Health Tip: Managing Food Allergy

(HealthDay News) -- A family member with a food allergy deserves serious attention to help protect against an allergic reaction. But does that mean you should ban the problem food?

Health Tip: Is Your Child Ready for Potty Training?

(HealthDay News) -- There are many factors to think about when it's time to consider toilet training a child.

Intensive Exercise a Fountain of Youth for Aging Muscles

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- One key to keeping muscles young is as close as the nearest gym, researchers say.

Restaurants Cut Calories in Kids' Meals, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Popular restaurants have cut calories in children's meals and are offering some healthier side dishes, such as fruits and vegetables, a new study reports.

Pot Use During Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight Babies

TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who use marijuana may be putting their baby at risk for health problems, a new study suggests.

Death of Loved One May Trigger Heart Rhythm Trouble

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Losing your nearest and dearest may break your heart, literally.

Diabetes Cases Quadruple Worldwide Since 1980: Report

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of adults worldwide with diabetes has quadrupled in the past 35 years, a new report shows.

Opioid Painkiller May Be New Treatment for Heroin Addicts

WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hydromorphone -- an opioid painkiller -- may be another treatment option for heroin addiction, a new Canadian study suggests.

Health Highlights: April 6, 2016

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