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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Top 10 Daily Medical News Stories (4/21/13)

Here you will find listed the top 10 daily news stories from reputable sources across the internet. No more searching multiple health websites for health news as they are accessible from here. Only at the MedFriendly Medical Blog. Bookmark for future reference.

1. Boston bombings, West, Texas, plant explosions: How emergency response has evolved to help: The capture of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Friday night capped a week of intense search-and-rescue by first responders -- not only in the Boston area, but in Texas as well.

2. Two-thirds Of Adults Use A Cell Phone While Driving With Kids: Almost two-thirds of adults use a cell phone while driving with kids in the car, and one-third text, according to a new survey.

3. Hey, coach! Too much sports practice can hurt kids long-term: Kids who play Little League baseball, Pop Warner football, or spend hours at soccer or tennis camps can develop not only a lifetime love of sports, but also life-long injuries if they train too hard before they are fully developed, a new study reveals.

4. Another bird flu death in China as number of infected grows to 95: China reported another death and four new infections from a new strain of bird flu on Saturday, raising the death toll to 18, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

5. Doctor: Dead Bomb Suspect Had Wounds 'Head to Toe': A doctor involved in treating the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who died in a gunbattle with police says he had injuries head to toe and all limbs intact when he arrived at the hospital.

6. China earthquake toll rises to 164, injuries at 6,700: Rescuers poured into a remote corner of southwestern China on Sunday as the death toll from the country's worst earthquake in three years climbed to 164 with more than 6,700 injured, state media said.

7. Young Athletes Urged to Use Face-Protecting Gear: Mouth guards, helmets and face shields can save teeth and more, experts say.

8. New Study Shows Young Athletes At Greater Risk By Specializing In One Sport: A new study has shown that young athletes who specialize and train in one sport have a greater risk for serious injury than more well-rounded athletes.

9. A high-salt diet and ulcer bug may increase cancer risk: Gerbils infected with H. pylori -- the ulcer-causing bacterium -- given a high-salt diet were linked to increased risk of gastric cancer, U.S. researchers say.

10. Study examines link between cognitive complaints and neuropsychological testing abnormalities in breast cancer patients: For many years, breast cancer patients have reported experiencing difficulties with memory, concentration and other cognitive functions following cancer treatment. Whether this mental "fogginess" is psychosomatic or reflects underlying changes in brain function has been a bone of contention among scientists and physicians.A

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