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Health Tip: If Your Child is Constipated
Signs the youngster should see a doctor

Health Tip: Avoid Driving During Flood Warning
You may not be able to tell how much water is on the road

Health Highlights: April 18, 2014

Suddenly Health Insurance Is <i>Not</i> for Sale
People hoping to buy private coverage for 2014 could be out of luck, but some windows may exist

Oil-Swishing Craze: Snake Oil or All-Purpose Remedy?
Some people swear by the practice, but little research exists to back up health claims

Scientists Probe What Makes People Get Their Groove On
Offbeat rhythms of funk, hip-hip, R and B work best to get listeners on the dance floor, study finds

Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery
Sense of smell also altered for some patients in British study

Happy Couples Nestle Together at Night, Survey Finds
Respondents were unhappier with relationship as sleeping distance grew

So-Called 'Apple Shape' Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: Study
Overweight, not waist size, was tied to higher odds of developing disease in older women

More People Worldwide Eating 'Healthy' Fats, Study Finds
But consumption of harmful fats stuck at same levels as 20 years ago

Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients
Study author urges caution for doctors prescribing benzodiazepines to this group

Ragwitek Approved for Adult Ragweed Allergy
Tablet placed under the tongue

Stress Tied to Worse Allergy Symptoms
Study found those with hay fever who had high levels of stress suffered more severe symptoms

Nurses' Experience Key to Better Patient Care, Study Says
Efficient teamwork reduces hospital stays

How to Make 'Low-Cal' Menu Options More Palatable
Study authors recommend not grouping these dishes together

Restaurants in Poor Areas Push Unhealthy Foods, Study Finds
Making good meal choices is harder, researcher says

Extroverts Happier Regardless of Culture, Study Finds
Researchers compared college students in five nations

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