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Family Therapy Best for Youth at Risk for Bipolar Disorder

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MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Therapy for the entire family might help kids and teens vulnerable to bipolar disorder stay healthy longer, new research s...

Kangaroo Care Reduces Infant Deaths

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TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Low birth weight babies stand a better chance of surviving when their mothers hold them close throughout the day, a new s...

What Parents Overlook When Their Teen Is a Heavy Gamer

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MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Most American parents believe their teens spend too much time playing video games, but many underestimate the actual amoun...

Canadian Study Probes Links Between Food Access and Early Death

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MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- "Food insecurity" -- not having enough money to afford sufficient food -- increases the risk of premature death, new resea...

Health Highlights: Jan. 20, 2020

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Human-to-Human Transmissio...

Health Tip: Sleeping While There's Anxiety

(HealthDay News) -- Anxiety can cause or worsen sleeping problems, says the National Sleep Foundation.

If disrupted sleep due to anxiety happens, the founda...

Health Tip: Hand Exercises to Improve Strength

(HealthDay News) -- From texting to cooking, we use our hands often. There are many exercises that can strengthen your hands and fingers, increase your range of mot...