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June 27, 2017

Bye-Bye Flu Shot, Hello Patch?

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental flu vaccine patch with dissolving microneedles appears safe and effective, a preliminary study shows.

Protect Your Skin From the Summer Sun

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Lots of people like that sun-kissed look on their skin, but experts caution against anytanning at all.

Senate GOP Leaders Delay Vote on Health Reform Bill

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Failing to win sufficient backing within their own Republican ranks, Senate GOP leaders on Tuesday postponed a vote on their plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act.

Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, Not Certain Infertility Cases

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture, a 3,000-year-old healing technique, received mixed reviews in two new studies from China -- one focusing on incontinence and the other on a cause of female infertility.

Fewer Americans Hospitalized for Heart Failure

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans hospitalized for heart failure has dropped substantially since 2002, but blacks still face higher risks, a new study finds.

Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Plan a Boon for Workers

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Michigan's expanded Medicaid program not only improved low-income residents' health, but it helped them do their jobs better or get a new one.

E-Cigarettes Lead to 'Real' Smoking by Teens: Review

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults who use electronic cigarettes -- also known as vaping -- are almost four times as likely as their non-vaping counterparts to begin smoking traditional cigarettes, a new review suggests.

Force, Frequency of Head Hits Jump as Young Football Players Get Older

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As kids who play football get older, head hits during play become more frequent and harder, researchers report.

Elevated Protein Level Increases Blacks' Risk of Kidney Disease

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans with gene variants that raise their risk of chronic kidney disease don't always develop it, and researchers now think they know why.

Some GOP Senators Balk at Health Reform Bill

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Senate Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act took a hit Monday with the release of a Congressional Budget Office analysis saying the bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured by 2026.

What Is 'Moderate' Exercise Anyway?

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You've probably heard the U.S. National Institutes of Health's recommendation for most adults to get 30 minutes of moderate exercise on most days to stay fit.

Could Shift Work Damage Your DNA?

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When people work the night shift, their bodies might have less capacity to repair everyday damage to cells' DNA, a small study hints.

Health Tip: Create a Food-and-Activity Journal

(HealthDay News) -- Jotting down your eating and exercising habits helps you track healthy habits and foster new ones.

Health Tip: Exercise During Menopause

(HealthDay News) -- When menstruation stops, your body changes in many ways. Exercise is important throughout every stage in your life, and menopause is no different.

Health Highlights: June 27, 2017

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