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Health News for 06/18/14

June 18, 2014

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Health Tip: Preventing the Spread of Norovirus

Norovirus is commonly spread among people in tight-knit surroundings, such as college dorms and cruise ships. Infected people may complain of stomachache, nausea and vomiting.
Health Tip: Set Rules About Bunk Beds

Bunk beds may be fun for children, but they can pose hazards, especially for children who aren't old enough to use them safely.
Breast Cancer Surgery Rates Vary Greatly in Canada

Breast cancer surgery rates vary significantly across Canada, a new study finds.
Vitamin D: A Key to a Longer Life?

Higher levels of vitamin D may protect people from an earlier death, particularly from cancer and heart disease, suggests a new analysis of existing research.
FDA Panel Backs Appetite-Curbing Implant for Severely Obese

A new implant designed to curb the appetite by electrically stimulating stomach nerves may have moved closer to U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval on Tuesday.
Soy Foods Don't Seem to Protect Against Uterine Cancer: Researchers

There's no evidence that soy foods protect against uterine cancer, a large Japanese study reports.
Number of Induced Labors Falling in U.S., CDC Says

After almost two decades of steady increases, the number of U.S. infants born early due to induced labor and C-section has declined in recent years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Mammography Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths by 28 Percent: Study

Mammography screening of healthy women reduces deaths from breast cancer by about 28 percent, according to a new study.
Health Highlights: June 18, 2014

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