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June 18, 2013

Health Tip: Bring Moisture Back to Dry Skin

(HealthDay News) -- When skin is dry, itchy and flaky, giving it some extra TLC can help restore its moisture and natural glow.

Health Tip: Cook With Lean Dairy Products

(HealthDay News) -- To cut down on fat and calories without sacrificing dietary calcium, experts say you should cook with low-fat or fat-free dairy products.

Scans Uncover Dangerous Hardening of Abdominal Aorta

TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- People with a "hardening" of the abdominal aorta are at increased risk for heart attack and stroke, according to a new study.

Facebook Users Really 'Liked' Organ Donor Option: Study

TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Adding an organ donation option to the average Facebook user's profile prompted a dramatic rise in potential donors, researchers report.

Could Catching Up on Sleep Lower Your Diabetes Risk?

TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Catching up on your sleep on weekends may help protect you from developing diabetes, a small, early study suggests.

Lots of Americans Want Health Care Via Their Smartphone

TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Plenty of Americans are eager to use their mobile phones and tablet computers to better manage their health care, a new poll finds -- though the nation has a way to go before we're all consulting Dr. Smartphone.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment May Not Work As Well for Heavier Patients

TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight and obese people with rheumatoid arthritis are less likely to go into remission in the early stages of the disease and require much more drug treatment than people with normal weight, according to a new study.

Concussion Damage Looks Much Like Early Alzheimer's: Study

TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Concussion can lead to damage in the white matter of the brain that resembles abnormalities found in people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

Could 'Moderate' Drinking Be Safe During Pregnancy?

TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Children of women who drink moderate amounts of alcohol while pregnant don't appear to have any neurodevelopmental problems when it comes to balance, a new British study suggests.

Gene Research May Help Spot Baby's Obesity Risk

TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified 45 genetic genetic variants in overweight newborns that are known to occur in obese adults and hope their findings could someday help combat the global obesity epidemic.

Polluted Air Linked to Autism Risk

TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who live in smog-filled areas may be twice as likely to have children with autism, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: June 18, 2013

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