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Health Tip: Avoid Diaper Rash
Keep your little one dry and clean

Health Tip: Avoid Emotional Driving
Suggestions to stay calm and focused

Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review
5 percent of adults are affected each year, data from several studies suggest

Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat
Information from MRI scans might help in obesity, diabetes research

Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study
With mothers holding newborns differently, cord clamping could be delayed, researchers say

Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought
Study suggests manufacturers test for all strains of P. aeruginosa to prevent infection

Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization
British researchers discover receptors on egg cells that allow sperm to attach, fertilize egg

School Bans on Chocolate Milk May Backfire
Kids ended up drinking less fat-free white milk, too, Oregon study finds

Health Highlights: April 17, 2014

Creative Pursuits Might Boost Your Job Performance
Study finds association between self-expression, improved problem-solving skills

Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon 'Watchful Waiting' Approach
European study tracked how many men came back for regular checkups over 13 years

Off Season May Not Be Long Enough to Recover From Football 'Hits'
Study found some players still showed brain changes 6 months after season had ended

Most Medical Devices Approved for Kids Only Tested on Adults: Study
Children need inclusion in clinical trials to ensure safety, effectiveness, researchers say

Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
Study of more than 10,000 people suggests these infants may someday have more health problems

Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: Study
Post-op rise in weight occurs mostly in younger, thinner children, research shows

FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says

Salmonella Cases Dip in U.S., But Food Poisoning Rates Remain High
New CDC report finds certain contaminants, such as Vibrio and E. coli, on the rise

FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill
Ragwitek helps the body immunize itself against the offending plant

Scientists Map DNA of Deadly Fungus
Cryptococcus neoformans can be especially threatening to people with weak immune systems

White House: 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance
35 percent of registrants are younger than 35 years old, administration officials say

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