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May 29, 2013

Health Tip: If You Have Neck Pain

(HealthDay News) -- Neck pain can indicate a minor injury or falling asleep in an awkward position. In other cases, it may indicate something more serious.

Health Tip: Help Prevent Bathroom Falls

(HealthDay News) -- A slippery floor in the bathroom is all it takes to end up on your back with a broken bone or bad sprain.

Mental Ills in Kids With Epilepsy May Depend on Seizure Location

WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and behavioral problems are common among children and teens with a type of epilepsy known as temporal lobe epilepsy, according to a new study.

And America's Fittest City Is...

WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- It's a three-peat. For the third year in a row, the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area is the fittest in America, according to the American College of Sports Medicine's annual rankings released Wednesday.

Thyroid Disorders Tied to Complications in Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with thyroid disorders are at greater risk for premature delivery and other pregnancy complications, a new study indicates.

Health Highlights: May 29, 2013

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

Mosquitoes With Altered Gene Can't Sniff People Out

WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have discovered that mutating a smell-related gene in mosquitoes hinders their ability to sniff out humans from other warm-blooded prey.

Blood-Tracking Device Uses New Technology

WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- The first device to use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to help workers track blood products and prevent the release of unsuitable samples has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Gene Therapy May Protect Against Flu Pandemics

WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- Gene therapy that turns cells in the nose into factories that crank out super antibodies against the flu protected mice and ferrets against lethal doses of several pandemic strains of the virus.

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