Health Highlights: Feb. 10, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Supreme Court Blocks Coal-Fired Power Plant Emissions Rules
President Barack Obama’s efforts to fight climate change were dealt a blow Tuesday…
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Health Tip: When Is the Right Time for a Nap?

– Naps are essential for a growing baby, and they offer a needed break for busy parents. But when is the right time to let baby nap, so it doesn’t interfere with bedtime?
The National Sleep Foundation suggests:

Put your baby down when sleepy, but…
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Health Tip: If You're Not Hungry

– Watching your calories is important if you’re trying to lose weight. That makes it important to avoid eating when you’re not hungry.
The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases suggests these alternatives:

Go for a…
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Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 — Air pollution can increase the risk of premature death, even decades later, one of the longest running air pollution studies suggests.
British scientists found the negative health effects of air pollution — such as a higher…
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Frequent Monitoring May Keep Alcohol Offenders Sober

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 — A South Dakota program that requires people involved in alcohol-linked crimes to stay away from booze and be closely monitored for drinking appears to reduce deaths, a new study finds.
Offenders in the program must undergo…
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Homemade 'Dewshine' Can Be Deadly

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 — Experts are warning about the dangers of a potentially deadly homemade concoction known as “dewshine,” which is a mixture of racing fuel and Mountain Dew, a soft drink.
In a recent case, two Tennessee teens died after…
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VA Hospital Care Improving, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 — Veterans Affairs hospitals seem to do just as well as other U.S. hospitals when it comes to treating older men with heart disease or pneumonia, a new study suggests.
The findings, published online Feb. 9 in the Journal of…
Source: Topamax