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June 20, 2013

Health Tip: Protect Yourself During a Tornado

(HealthDay News) -- When a tornado is headed for your home, it's important to take shelter immediately in the safest possible spot.

Health Tip: Keep Food Safe

(HealthDay News) -- If you've packed food and snacks for your hiking or camping trip, don't forget these food safety rules to make sure food poisoning doesn't ruin your plans.

Race May Be Factor in Loss of Sense of Smell That Comes With Age

THURSDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- Black and Hispanic Americans have a greater age-related decrease in their sense of smell than whites, a new study says.

Timing Is Everything When Eating Fruits, Vegetables

THURSDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- Fruits and vegetables in grocery stores are still alive and know what time of day it is, researchers report.

Illegal Immigrants Claim Small Share of U.S. Health Dollars, Study Finds

THURSDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- Illegal immigrants account for only 1.4 percent of health spending in the United States and have lower health care costs than legal residents or naturalized and U.S.-born citizens, according to a new study.

Sex Change Hormonal Therapy Deemed Safe

THURSDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- For transsexual people who seek hormonal therapy, a new study offers some welcome news: short-term use of the treatment is safe and effective.

Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Hearing Loss in Teens

THURSDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- In addition to the well-known health risks of being overweight, a new study finds that obese teens may be at increased risk for hearing loss.

Women Fret More Over Weight Gain in College

THURSDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- It's true that college students tend to pack on extra pounds, but women are more likely to be troubled by that weight gain than men, according to a new study.

How Estrogen May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections After Menopause

THURSDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- Estrogen treatment delivered vaginally may help prevent repeat urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women, new laboratory research suggests.

Music Doesn't Hurt Driving Performance, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- Listening to music while driving doesn't seem to curb response time and might even boost your focus in certain conditions, new Dutch research suggests.

Health Highlights: June 20, 2013

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

1 in 3 Women Worldwide Suffers Abuse From Partner: Review

THURSDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- The first major global review of violence against women finds that nearly one in three have been physically or sexually assaulted by a current or former partner.

James Gandolfini's Death From Heart Trouble at 51 a Sign of the Times

THURSDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- The death of Emmy Award-winning actor James Gandolfini at age 51, apparently from cardiac arrest, has shocked the nation, given his relatively young age.

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