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Health News for 06/10/14

June 10, 2014

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Health Tip: Safely Marinate Food

Marinating can add a delicious kick to your meals, but if you're not careful, it could lead to food poisoning.
Health Tip: Have Shin Splints?

Shin splints refers to a number of causes of pain in the large bone in the lower front of the leg, called the tibia.
Exercise May Spur More Varied Gut Microbes, Study Finds

Exercise can increase the diversity of bacteria found in the gut, possibly boosting the immune system and improving long-term health, British researchers report.
Human Stem Cells Used to Create Light-Sensitive Eye Cells

Using human stem cells, researchers created eye cells capable of responding to light.
Breast Cancer Drug Herceptin Linked to Risk of Heart Problems: Study

As many as one in 10 women taking the breast cancer drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) will experience some type of heart problem, according to new research.
Recession Forced Many Families to Seek Medicaid Coverage

During the last economic recession, the families of many children with chronic health conditions had to turn to Illinois' Medicaid program, Chicago researchers report.
Scans Show Even 'Late' Preemies Have Brain Differences

Being born just a few weeks early may have more impact on brain size and maturity than previously thought, a new study suggests.
Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds

About 400,000 Americans may have the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia, but not know they have it, new research suggests.
Cellphone Exposure May Harm Male Fertility

Men who carry a cellphone in their pants pocket may harm their sperm and reduce their chances of having children, a new review warns.
Health Highlights: June 10, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Pregnant or Breast-feeding Women Urged to Eat More Fish

Pregnant or breast-feeding women should increase their weekly consumption of fish, as long as it's lower in mercury, according to new advice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
U.S. Diabetes Rate Jumps to 29 Million: CDC

The number of Americans with diabetes rose from 26 million in 2010 to 29 million -- 9 percent of the population -- in 2012, a new federal government study finds.

 

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