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June 06, 2013

Health Tip: Stay Healthier Throughout Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- It's important to stay as healthy as possible during pregnancy, since your health is directly related to the health of your baby.

Health Tip: At Risk for Trigger Finger?

(HealthDay News) -- "Trigger finger" occurs when the finger's flexor tendon becomes inflamed and then stuck in the bent position, making it difficult to straighten the finger.

Tumor in Bone Shows Neanderthals Got Cancer Too

THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer is often lamented as a modern-day scourge, but researchers have discovered a type of bone cancer in a 120,000-year-old Neanderthal rib.

Physically Active Jobs Tied to Unusual Amounts of Sleep

THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- People with more physically active jobs tend to be either shorter or longer sleepers than average and could be at increased risk for health problems, according to a new study.

Football Concussion Risk Highest During Games, Not Practice: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Youth football players are much more likely to suffer concussions in games than during practice, and older players have a much higher risk of concussion than younger players, a new study finds.

Vision, Dyslexia Not Linked: Study

THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- A new brain imaging study appears to rule out one potential cause of dyslexia, finding that vision problems don't lead to the common reading disorder.

Depression Common in Those With PTSD, Study Finds

THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also suffer from depression, according to a new study.

FDA Mulls Lifting Tight Safety Limits on Diabetes Drug Avandia

THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- The controversial diabetes drug Avandia will get a second look from federal regulators this week, nearly two years after its use was severely restricted because of a link to heart problems.

MERS Virus May Never Become Big Threat in U.S., Experts Say

THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who has watched the movie "Contagion" has seen how fast a virus can spread and how deadly it can be, but is it reality?

Simple Mutations Could Make Flu Viruses More Deadly: Studies

THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic mutations in two emerging "bird" flu viruses could turn them into potential sources of pandemics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers report.

Health Highlights: June 6, 2013

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

Autism, ADHD Often Occur Together, Research Shows

THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 30 percent of young children with autism also show signs of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a rate that's three times higher than it is in the general population, a new study shows.

61 Now Sickened in Hepatitis A Outbreak Tied to Frozen Berry Mix

THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people now ill in a hepatitis A outbreak that may be tied to a frozen berry/pomegranate mix continues to rise, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday.

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