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HealthDay News - June 29, 2015

1 in 3 American Adults Owns a Gun, Survey Finds

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Guns are owned by nearly one in three Americans. And many of those people are part of a "social gun culture" that includes hunters and gun club members, a new survey finds.

'Novice Driver' Car Decals Don't Cut Crash Rates: Study

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding decals to the license plates of drivers with learner permits doesn't reduce their rate of crashes, a new study finds.

Fish-Related Food Poisoning in Florida Under-Reported

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A rare toxin carried by barracuda, grouper and other locally caught sport fish sickens Floridians in greater numbers than previously believed, a new analysis suggests.

Heart Association's Stroke Guidelines Support Clot-Removing Device

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A device that grabs and drags a blood clot out through the blood vessels should be used to treat certain stroke victims, according to new guidelines issued by the American Heart Association.

Can Orange Juice, Grapefruit Raise Your Melanoma Risk?

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who enjoy a glass of orange juice or some fresh grapefruit in the morning may face a slightly increased risk of melanoma -- the least common but most deadly form of skin cancer.

Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have been through a traumatic event or developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, a new large study suggests.

Many Americans Wait Too Long for Needed Health Care: Report

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Health care wait times vary widely across the United States, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

Millennials More Accepting of Working Moms Than Past Generations

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young Americans are more accepting of working mothers than previous generations were, a new study finds.

U.S. Kids Suffer High Rates of Assault, Abuse, Study Finds

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of U.S. children and teens have been physically assaulted -- mostly by siblings and peers -- in the past year, a new study finds.

Supreme Court Backs Use of Drug Implicated in 'Botched' Executions

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In its latest ruling on capital punishment, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial drug that had raised concerns that it didn't perform as intended -- to put an inmate into a coma-like sleep before execution.

Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neighborhoods with easy access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise may help residents reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Flavored Cigarettes Still Popular Online Despite U.S. Ban

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although banned in 2009 by the U.S. Food Administration, flavored cigarettes are still popular and available online, a new study finds.

Parents, Stop Hovering: 'Risky' Play May Have Benefits for Kids

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children may benefit, physically and socially, from being allowed to play with less monitoring from mom and dad, a new research review finds.

Parents Should Set Good Example to Keep Kids Slim, Pediatrics Group Says

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As rates of childhood obesity continue to climb in the United States, parents should embrace healthy eating habits and behaviors to help kids maintain a normal weight, a new report says.

Health Highlights: June 29, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Health Tip: Sunburn May Cause Permanent Damage

(HealthDay News) -- Sunburn is more than a short-term discomfort, as it can permanently damage your skin and eyes.

Health Tip: Exercising With Heart Problems

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise often promotes better heart health, but it's still important to take precautions.