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HealthDay News - April 13, 2016

Does Exercise Help or Hinder Your Diet?

TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dieters sometimes worry that workouts could make them hungry, but new research indicates exercise has the opposite effect, diminishing the appetite -- at least temporarily.

Health Tip: Why Are Some Babies Born Bigger?

(HealthDay News) -- No two babies seem exactly the same size when born. So what causes some babies to be born much larger than others?

Health Tip: Wear a Bike Helment

(HealthDay News) -- A helmet is essential for any person who rides a bicycle. Here are guidelines for choosing a safe helmet that should be worn for every ride.

Alzheimer's Can Steal Ability to Know Loved Ones' Faces

WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study sheds light on what is often called one of the cruelest effects of Alzheimer's disease -- the patient's inability to recognize loved ones.

Could Fast Food Expose People to Harmful Chemicals?

WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating fast food may expose a person to potentially harmful chemicals known as phthalates, a new study suggests.

Study Questions Health Value of Switching From Butter to Vegetable Oils

TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A controversial new study challenges the idea that heart health will improve if people cut saturated fat -- typically from animal sources -- from their diets in favor of vegetable oil.

Lung Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Pneumonia in Kids: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lung ultrasounds may offer a safer, yet equally effective, alternative to chest X-rays for diagnosing pneumonia in children, researchers report.

Even Light Hookah Use May Cause Airway Problems

TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some people believe smoking from a hookah is safe because smoke passes through water before being inhaled. But, a new study found that hookah smoking may actually be more dangerous than cigarettes.

Health Highlights: April 13, 2016

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