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Health News for 06/23/14

June 23, 2014

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Health Tip: Helping Somone With Diabetes

A friend or loved one who is struggling to manage diabetes may appreciate your help in achieving his or her goals.
Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Hearing

Noise-induced hearing loss can affect almost every aspect of a person's life, including the ability to speak and communicate.
Smog Controls Tied to Fewer Lung Disease Deaths in N.C.

Lung disease-related deaths fell after stricter national and state air pollution limits took effect in North Carolina in the early 1990s, a new study finds.
People With Heart Disease, Diabetes May Be More Likely to Stay on Statins

People who have heart disease or diabetes, the overweight or obese and former smokers are most likely to keep taking cholesterol-lowering statins, a new study finds.
Cooler Indoor Temps May Help 'Good Fat' Grow

An easy health boost may be as close as the nearest thermostat, a new study suggests.
ER Visits Peak When Kids Barred From Child Care: Study

Child care centers commonly bar parents from dropping off a child with a runny nose or other minor illness. And the result, a new study finds, can be needless trips to the emergency room.
Too Many U.S. Babies Still Delivered Early Without Medical Need

More than three percent of U.S. babies are delivered early without a medical reason, a new study finds.
Indoor Tanning Leads to Early Skin Cancer, Study Says

Teens and young adults who engage in indoor tanning risk developing skin cancer at an early age, a new study finds.
Study Links Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Kids

Pregnant women who live within a mile of spaces where commercial pesticides are applied appear to have an increased risk of having a child with autism, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: June 23, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Gut Microbes Differ in Obese or Diabetic People, Study Finds

Obese people and those with type 2 diabetes have lower levels of common types of "good" intestinal bacteria than healthy people, a new study reveals.
Sivextro Approved for Severe Skin Infections

The antibiotic Sivextro (tedizolid phosphate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with serious or life-threatening skin infections.

 

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