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June 21, 2013
Look Beyond the Sun for Skin Cancer Culprits, Doctors Warn
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Think "skin cancer" and blame immediately goes to the sun. Justifiably so -- though not totally, skin doctors say.
Oregon Woman Tans Her Way to a Melanoma Diagnosis
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Katie Wilkes was just 23 years old when she noticed a strange spot on her right breast.
Health Tip: Remind Men to Focus on Health
(HealthDay News) -- Women can help the men in their lives stay well by encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
Health Tip: Understanding Excessive Sleepiness
(HealthDay News) -- If you spend most days trying to keep your eyes open, you may have a deeper problem than ordinary lack of sleep.
Depression, Antidepressants Tied to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk in Older Women
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who have depression or take antidepressants may be at increased risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, a new study finds.
Quicker Infant Growth Tied to Higher IQ Later
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who gained weight and head circumference more rapidly during the first month of life scored slightly higher on intelligence tests when they were 6 years old, according to a large new study.
Children's Eye Injuries Peak in Summer, Expert Says
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Swimming pools are a major reason why children's eye injuries increase in the summer, according to an expert.
Potty-Training Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Incorrectly toilet training children can lead to problems ranging from bed-wetting and daytime accidents to urinary tract infections, so it's important to get it right, an expert says.
Iron Supplements May Prevent Anemia During Pregnancy
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Taking iron supplements during pregnancy reduces women's risk of anemia and is linked with an increase in birth weight and a reduced risk of low birth weight, a new analysis finds.
Mind Over Diet?
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- People's views about what causes obesity may influence both their eating habits and their weight, new research shows.
Helicopter Ambulances May Boost Survival Rates
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Despite having more serious injuries, patients taken to the hospital by helicopter ambulance had a higher survival rate than those taken by ground ambulance, according to a new study.
Knee Replacement Often Beneficial for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study
THURSDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- The common belief that rheumatoid arthritis patients don't benefit from knee replacement surgery as much as those with the more common osteoarthritis has been challenged by the findings from a pair of studies by New York City scientists.
Some Infertile Men Show Higher Cancer Risk, Study Suggests
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are infertile because they produce no sperm may have a higher-than-average risk of developing cancer, a new study finds.
FDA OKs Sale of 'Morning-After' Pill Without Age Limit
THURSDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called morning-after pill is about to go over-the-counter, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announcing Thursday that it has approved unrestricted sales of Plan B One-Step.
Health Highlights: June 21, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Gluten Allergy May Play Role in Gastro Woes in Kids With Autism
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- In some children with autism, levels of immune system antibodies to gluten proteins are elevated, a new study shows.
Plan B Contraceptive Approved for All Females of Childbearing Age
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- The Plan B "emergency" contraceptive (levonorgestrel) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for any female of child-bearing potential.
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