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February NIH News in Health

Check out the February issue <http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/feb2014> of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research:

Stop the Spread of Superbugs

Help Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria <http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Feb2014/Feature1

Antibiotics can destroy many types of bacteria that can make us sick. Sadly, our overuse of antibiotics is helping to create new drug-resistant “superbugs” that are difficult to defeat

Gripped by Gout

Avoiding the Ache and Agony <http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Feb2014/Feature2>

Sudden, painful swelling at the base of the big toe is often the first warning sign of gout. It can affect other joints as well. The good news is, most types of gout are treatable, especially if caught early.

Health Capsules:

*   Distracted Driving Raises Crash Risk <http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Feb2014/Capsule1>

*   Caring for a Seriously Ill Child <http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Feb2014/Capsule2>

*   Featured Website: NIDA for Teens <http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Feb2014/Capsule3>

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