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HealthDay News - June 24, 2019

Just How Harmful Is TV for Your Health?

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cautions about TV viewing are as old as television itself, but how bad is it really?

Seafood Offers Vital Nutrient for Expectant Moms and Babies

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Omega-3 fatty acids, found in foods including fatty fish and flaxseed, may be best known for their link to heart health, but they're also vital for pregnant women and their babies.

Health Tip: Protect Your Water Supply

(HealthDay News) -- Clean water is vital for the survival, while contaminated water can be harm human health, says MedlinePlus.

Health Tip: Eating Dried Fruit

(HealthDay News) -- Dried fruit is a healthier source of nutrition and calories. In some cases, it can be even healthier than fresh fruit, says Harvard Medical School.

Thanks for the Stinky Memories: Scientists Say Bad Smells Boost Recall

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Bad smells, better memory?

9/11 Dust Linked to Prostate Cancer in First Responders

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A possible link between World Trade Center dust and prostate cancer in first responders has been found by researchers.

Health Highlights: June 24, 2019

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

'Secret Shopper' Study Shows How Easily Teens Can Buy E-Cigs

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Despite federal and state age restrictions on the sale of tobacco and vaping products, a new "secret shopper" study found that IDs were checked only about half the time.

FDA Expands Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Approval to Children Ages 6 to 12

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The indication for a cystic fibrosis treatment, Symdeko (tezacaftor/ivacaftor) tablets, has been expanded to treat children ages 6 years and older with cystic fibrosis and certain genetic mutations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today.

Could 3-D Mammograms Soon Be the Standard for Breast Cancer Screening?

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More women are getting 3-D mammograms, which spot breast anomalies more accurately than traditional mammograms, a new study shows.

AHA News: Half of U.S. Adults Should Monitor Blood Pressure at Home, Study Says

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Some people go to the doctor and find the intake so nerve-wracking their blood pressure spikes. Others find the routine relaxing, as they're asked to rest for a moment and breathe easy before a blood pressure cuff is wrapped around their arm.