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May 27, 2015

Hallucinations, Delusions Uncommon in General Population: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hallucinations and delusions are uncommon in the general population, a new study finds.

For Kids Who Stutter, Rhythm Perception May Be Key

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who stutter may have difficulty perceiving musical rhythms, a small study suggests.

More Evidence That High-Fiber Diet May Curb Type 2 Diabetes Risk

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who get a lot of fiber in their diet may be lowering their odds for type 2 diabetes, new research shows.

Could a Noisy Neighborhood Make You Fat?

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to noise from traffic, trains and planes may be linked to a burgeoning belly, Swedish researchers report.

White Matter Damage in Brain May Help Spot Early Alzheimer's

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Damage to the brain's white matter may be an early sign of certain types of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.

Health Highlights: May 27, 2015

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

Health Tip: Avoiding Overuse Injury

(HealthDay News) -- Doing the same exercises day after day can lead to overuse injury.

Health Tip: How Loud is Too Loud?

(HealthDay News) -- While hearing loss can be part of the aging process, it can also be caused by exposure to loud noise.

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Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newer forms of the birth control pill -- brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen -- are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new study finds.

Heed the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide, Experts Say

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Youth suicide is a major problem in the United States, but being alert to the warning signs can help avert tragedy, experts say.

Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Remembering to take your high blood pressure pills every day can be a burden, especially if you're juggling a list of other prescriptions.

Immune-Based Therapy Uses Virus to Fight Advanced Melanoma

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A genetically engineered and harmless form of the herpes virus is showing promise in slowing the progression of melanoma, researchers report.

First Part of Ejaculate May Be Primed for Conception

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The initial portion of ejaculate is most likely to lead to conception, a small new study suggests.

'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Moderate" drinking might harm your heart if you're a senior citizen, a new study suggests.

Even Slightly Overactive Thyroid Linked to Higher Fracture Risk

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even people who only have a mildly overactive thyroid gland face an elevated risk for fractures in the hips or spinal area, a new review suggests.

Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Waiting about three minutes to clamp the umbilical cord following a baby's delivery may help improve children's fine-motor and social skills at age 4 years, new Swedish research suggests.

Potential Ebola Drug Target Identified in Mouse Study

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers working with rodents say they've pinpointed a potential target for drugs to fight Ebola.