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Health Tip: Manage Morning Sickness

-- Many women have nausea during the first trimester of pregnancy, sometimes called morning sickness. Symptoms tend to ease as the pregnancy progresses.

The American Pregnancy Association suggests how to help manage morning sickness:

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Health Tip: Long-Term Anxiety Can Affect Learning

-- A young child who has chronic anxiety may have trouble learning, Harvard University researchers say.

Fears of the dark, monsters or strangers are common and are considered normal and usually temporary. But when fears extend to physical, sexual or emotional abuse, they can affect a child's developing brain, the researchers noted.

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Health Tip: Living With a Fungal Nail Infection

-- Fungal infections -- common in toenails and fingernails -- have typical symptoms including discoloration, a thick and brittle appearance, crumbly edges and a curled up or down shape.

Since fungus thrives in moist places, sweaty socks and shoes provide a great environment for fungus. Such infections are more common after age 60, and among those with weakened immune systems.

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Health Tip: What Triggers Peptic Ulcers?

-- The most common symptom of a peptic ulcer is a dull or burning pain in your stomach, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says.

Pain typically is felt between your belly button and breast bone, most often when your stomach is empty. The pain tends to last for minutes to hours, and will come and go for days, weeks or months.

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Health Tip: Prevent Temper Tantrums

-- Temper tantrums are a way of getting attention and expressing displeasure among younger kids who can't express their needs or control their emotions, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says.

Tantrums tend to be worst between ages 2 and 3, and rarely occur after age 4. Being tired, hungry or sick can make them worse, the agency says.

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Health Tip: Limit Fat, Sugar and Salt in Your Child's Diet

-- Childhood is the perfect time to start healthy eating habits, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

While children need fat in their diets to get the daily energy they need, too much fat can lead to health problems, especially if it's in the form of saturated fat that can lead to heart disease later in life.

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Health Tip: Warning Signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

-- Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve that runs from the forearm to the wrist becomes squeezed or compressed.

The condition can be caused by an injury to the wrist, stress to the joint, rheumatoid arthritis, or repetitive motion of the hand and wrist.

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Health Tip: Symptoms of Kidney Stones

-- Kidney stones are hard masses that form in the urinary tract, and can cause very painful symptoms if they become stuck and difficult to pass.

Here are common signs of kidney stone formation, courtesy of the University of Maryland Medical Center:

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Health Tip: Keep Toxins from Your Home

-- The average home may be riddled with substances that are potentially toxic.

These substances can lurk in building materials, cookware, cleaning products, shower curtains, furniture, carpet and other common items, the National Institutes of Health says.

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Health Tip: Understanding the HPV Vaccine

-- The HPV vaccine protects against human papillomavirus, which has been shown to cause cancer in males and females, the American Cancer Society says.

More than 270 million doses have been administered since 2006, reports the society, saying studies have shown the vaccine is safe.

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