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Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students

07/28/2014 - Kids aren't avoiding healthier fare or throwing more food away, research shows

Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts

07/28/2014 - Hormone replacement started soon after menopause wasn't linked to hardening of the arteries in study

Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan

07/28/2014 - Just 5 to 10 minutes a day seems to bring benefits, study says

Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions

07/28/2014 - Findings especially relevant to social media's obsession with 'selfies,' researchers say

Heat Stroke a Greater Threat to Endurance Runners Than Heart Problems: Study

07/28/2014 - More education needed about how to prevent it, researchers say

Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular Heartbeats

07/28/2014 - Study couldn't explain why more dementia patients had operation, though families' wishes likely a factor

CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States

07/28/2014 - Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and travel factors make spread from West Africa unlikely

FDA Expands Use of Imbruvica for Form of Leukemia

07/28/2014 - People with CLL and a specific genetic anomaly can now get the therapy

Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors' Lives: Study

07/28/2014 - Preventing older people from developing additional illnesses may boost life expectancy, researcher says

'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness

07/28/2014 - U.K. researchers found it transferred about a tenth of the bacteria that gripping hands did

Healthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Obesity, Diabetes

07/28/2014 - Study confirmed it helps regulate blood sugar levels, increases insulin sensitivity in people with more of it

Inflammatory Muscle Disorder May Raise Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

07/28/2014 - Patients with polymyalgia rheumatica may be more likely to develop vascular disease, study shows

Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain

07/28/2014 - Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months

Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Even as Adults

07/28/2014 - Odds are small, but family, doctors should keep possibility in mind, researchers say

Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills

07/28/2014 - Lifestyle choices influence long-term outcomes, researcher says

Doctors Urge Meningitis Shots for Vulnerable Infants, Children

07/28/2014 - And teens, college students should make sure their vaccines are up to date, says Academy of Pediatrics

Health Highlights: July 28, 2014

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Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying

07/28/2014 - Such as a sudden desire to avoid school

Health Tip: Risk Factors for a Herniated Disk

07/28/2014 - Including improper lifting

Wives' Higher Education May Not Affect Divorce Rate

07/27/2014 - Couples with equal levels of academic achievement less likely to split than if husbands have more, study finds

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