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Health Highlights: Aug. 30, 2016
  • Playing With Concussion: Longer Recovery, Poorer Mental Function

Health Tip: Don't Fret About a Fever

It's not concerning in these scenarios

Health Tip: Reading the Label on OTC Medications

Understand what you're reading

iPads Calm Surgery-Bound Kids as Well as Sedatives

Study found equal benefits in easing anxiety

Non-addictive Painkiller Shows Promise in Animal Trials

But human studies have yet to be done

Sleep Apnea Mask Treatment Fails to Curb Heart Risks

CPAP helped patients feel better, but didn't cut odds for heart death, heart attack or stroke, study found

Study Bolsters Role of Angioplasty, Stents in Heart-Attack Survival

Aggressive interventions play big part in improvements after even 'mild' attacks, U.K. report says

3 Drugs Identified to Potentially Fight Zika Virus

But only one is already approved in the United States

Experimental Test Detects Parkinson's Disease Earlier

A quicker diagnosis would allow people to participate in drug trials, researcher says

Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer

While number of cancer drugs rose, development of new heart medicines stalled, study finds

Health Highlights: Aug. 29, 2016
  • Playing With Concussion: Longer Recovery, Poorer Mental Function

Health Tip: Choose Healthier Sides for Your Barbecue

Lighten up drinks, desserts and sides

Health Tip: Why Warm-Up?

It prepares your body for exercise

Heart Birth Defects Dropped After Folic Acid Was Added to Food

Canadian study found that structural problems saw biggest declines

Many Depressed Adults Not Getting Treatment: Study

Reasons range from dismissal of symptoms to shame or stigma

More Parents Believe Vaccines Are Unnecessary

Reasons for refusing shots have changed in recent years, U.S. pediatricians' group finds

Mylan to Offer Generic EpiPen

Manufacturer responds to mounting criticism about price hikes

Over 64? Want to Cut Your Heart Disease Risk? Try Exercise

Finnish study finds even moderate exercise lowers odds of early death

People With Implanted Defibrillators at Higher Car Accident Risk

Danish study finds 51 percent greater odds, but absolute risk of a crash remains low

Risks Spike If Young Athletes Specialize Too Soon

Pediatricians' group suggests kids play multiple sports

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