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Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying
Such as a sudden desire to avoid school

Health Tip: Risk Factors for a Herniated Disk
Including improper lifting

Health Highlights: July 28, 2014

Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills
Lifestyle choices influence long-term outcomes, researcher says

Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Even as Adults
Odds are small, but family, doctors should keep possibility in mind, researchers say

Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain
Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months

Doctors Urge Meningitis Shots for Vulnerable Infants, Children
And teens, college students should make sure their vaccines are up to date, says Academy of Pediatrics

Inflammatory Muscle Disorder May Raise Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke
Patients with polymyalgia rheumatica may be more likely to develop vascular disease, study shows

Healthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Obesity, Diabetes
Study confirmed it helps regulate blood sugar levels, increases insulin sensitivity in people with more of it

'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness
U.K. researchers found it transferred about a tenth of the bacteria that gripping hands did

Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors' Lives: Study
Preventing older people from developing additional illnesses may boost life expectancy, researcher says

FDA Expands Use of Imbruvica for Form of Leukemia
People with CLL and a specific genetic anomaly can now get the therapy

Heat Stroke a Greater Threat to Endurance Runners Than Heart Problems: Study
More education needed about how to prevent it, researchers say

Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan
Just 5 to 10 minutes a day seems to bring benefits, study says

Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions
Findings especially relevant to social media's obsession with 'selfies,' researchers say

Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular Heartbeats
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
Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and travel factors make spread from West Africa unlikely

Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students
Kids aren't avoiding healthier fare or throwing more food away, research shows

Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts
Hormone replacement started soon after menopause wasn't linked to hardening of the arteries in study

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