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April 08, 2016

Health Tip: Savor Your Food

(HealthDay News) -- It's commonplace to down a meal quickly without thinking about the food you're eating. This can lead to overeating and ignoring your body's fullness cues.

Health Tip: Eat a Lighter Meal

(HealthDay News) -- If you want to trim calories and lose weight, making a few substitutions at each meal can add up to big savings.

Freezing Technique May Ease 'Phantom Limb' Pain for Amputees

FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A freezing technique may reduce the debilitating phantom limb pain that many amputees experience, according to a new, small study.

Exercise May Counter Harms From Too Much Sitting, Study Says

FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise helps counteract the harmful health effects of too much sitting, a new British study suggests.

Schools in Most States Skimp on Phys Ed, Study Finds

FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most states don't provide students with enough physical education, a new report finds.

Tracking Kids' Eye Movements Might Shed New Light on Autism

FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New findings about where children with autism look during conversations could lead to changes in treatment programs, researchers say.

Better Sleep May Boost Young Students' Grades

FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Improving elementary school students' sleep habits might give their grades a boost, new research suggests.

Mom's Obesity, Diabetes May Spur Fetus to Grow Too Fast

THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long known that pregnant women who are obese or have diabetes are more likely to have abnormally large babies. Now a new study suggests that this rapid fetal growth happens early in pregnancy.

Some 9/11 First Responders Suffer Severe Sinus Problems: Study

FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sinus surgery is more common among firefighters who responded during the first two days of the World Trade Center disaster than those who had less intense or shorter exposures, a new study shows.

Health Highlights: April 8, 2016

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