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Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

Sense of smell also altered for some patients in British study


Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients

Study author urges caution for doctors prescribing benzodiazepines to this group


Extroverts Happier Regardless of Culture, Study Finds

Researchers compared college students in five nations


Happy Couples Nestle Together at Night, Survey Finds

Respondents were unhappier with relationship as sleeping distance grew


Health Highlights: April 18, 2014
  • Treatment Costs New Focus for Medical Groups

  • Scientists Create First Embryo Clones Using Cells From Adults

  • Lowe's Agrees to Stricter Oversight of Lead Paint Renovations: EPA

  • Guinea Ebola Outbreak Caused by New Virus Strain: Researchers


Health Tip: Avoid Driving During Flood Warning

You may not be able to tell how much water is on the road


Health Tip: If Your Child is Constipated

Signs the youngster should see a doctor


How to Make 'Low-Cal' Menu Options More Palatable

Study authors recommend not grouping these dishes together


If Kids Think Someone's Watching, They're More Likely to Wash Their Hands

Less than half of students soaped up when they were alone, study finds


More People Worldwide Eating 'Healthy' Fats, Study Finds

But consumption of harmful fats stuck at same levels as 20 years ago


Nurses' Experience Key to Better Patient Care, Study Says

Efficient teamwork reduces hospital stays


Oil-Swishing Craze: Snake Oil or All-Purpose Remedy?

Some people swear by the practice, but little research exists to back up health claims


Ragwitek Approved for Adult Ragweed Allergy

Tablet placed under the tongue


Restaurants in Poor Areas Push Unhealthy Foods, Study Finds

Making good meal choices is harder, researcher says


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


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


Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

How to avoid accidental poisonings from chemicals, medications


Stress Tied to Worse Allergy Symptoms

Study found those with hay fever who had high levels of stress suffered more severe symptoms


Suddenly Health Insurance Is Not for Sale

People hoping to buy private coverage for 2014 could be out of luck, but some windows may exist