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May 20, 2016

Health Tip: Enjoy Screen-Free Fun With Your Preschooler

(HealthDay News) -- Your preschooler needs lots of creative time for healthy growth and development -- including limited screen time.

Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of a Stress Fracture

(HealthDay News) -- Stress fractures are small breaks that form in bones. They're a type of overuse injury usually triggered by repetitive activities and fatigued muscles.

Delayed Treatment for Concussion May Prolong Recovery

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes should not take a blow to the head lightly. New research suggests delayed treatment for concussion could prolong recovery.

Pointy Nose, Snub Nose? These Genes May Decide

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you love or hate your nose, you have certain genes to thank for its distinctive look, a new British study finds.

Elderly Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Treatment

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive treatment of high blood pressure reduces older adults' risk of heart disease without increasing their risk of falls or other complications, a new study shows.

Folic Acid for Moms-to-Be Not as Effective as Thought?

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fortifying cereals, grains and flour with folic acid has not protected against the risk of certain birth defects as much as experts thought it would, a large, new study suggests.

Frat Brothers Keep Chugging Despite Anti-Booze Efforts

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The boys of "Animal House" and "Neighbors" may be immune to anti-boozing programs that curb drinking for other college kids, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: May 20, 2016

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

FDA Unveils Makeover of Nutrition Facts Label

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Nutrition Facts panel on packaged foods in the United States is about to get a long-awaited facelift, with a redesign emphasizing realistic portion sizes and added sugars.

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