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Health Tip: Avoiding Computer Strain
Relax, and sit up straight

Health Tip: Reduce Your Child's Risk of Ear Infection
Wash hands often

American Ebola Patient Gets Appetite Back
Doctors at Nebraska hospital where Dr. Rick Sacra is being treated said he has eaten ice cream

Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds
More than 11 million prescriptions may be unnecessary, researchers say

Walking, Biking to Work Seems to Have Mental Health Benefits
Active commuters less stressed, better able to concentrate than those who drive, research shows

Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC
Narcotic painkillers, addiction medications and sedatives top the list

New Gene Variants for Prostate Cancer Identified
23 new variants associated with increased risk of the disease, study shows

Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study
Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests

Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast
Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

Chest Radiation May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers: Study
Added to chemo, it lowered recurrence rates, improved survival, researchers report

Heart Attack Patients Face Greater Death Risk if Any Treatment Step Missed: Study
British researchers outline 9 critical components of hospital care

Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes
Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say

Study Ties Multiple Births to Higher Costs, Complications
Researchers suggest limiting embryo transfers during infertility treatments

Study Sees Differences in Brain Connections of Kids With ADHD
Important networks that control behavior are slower to link up, scans show

Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests
Testosterone might be the link between the two, but more research needed to prove a connection

Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men
Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study
Higher use of cheaper types of cholesterol-lowering drugs led to a lower risk of heart problems

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