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June 24, 2013

Health Tip: Getting the Most From Fresh Garden Herbs

(HealthDay News) -- Home-grown herbs can spice up your cooking with plenty of health benefits.

Health Tip: Use Hand Sanitizer Properly

(HealthDay News) -- Hand sanitizers are a convenient method of cleaning hands and getting rid of germs, but it's important to use them properly.

Liver Disease May Raise Risk of Heart Problems: Study

MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- A new study adds to growing evidence of a link between a common liver disease associated with obesity and high risk for heart disease.

Chinese Warn of Possible Re-Emergence of Bird Flu

MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Chinese health officials say health care workers should prepare for the possible re-emergence later this year of the deadly H7N9 bird flu, which has killed one-third of patients hospitalized with the virus.

New Approach Needed to Cut Medicare Costs: Study

MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Preventable emergency room visits and hospitalizations are only a small part of the cost of caring for Medicare patients with the highest overall health expenses, a new study shows.

Kids' Sinusitis Might Not Need Antibiotics, New Guidelines Say

MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors don't have to automatically prescribe an antibiotic to treat children who appear to have acute sinus infections, according to new guidelines issued by a leading group of pediatricians.

Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed, Treated for ADHD: Study

MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Minority children are significantly less likely than their white peers to be diagnosed or treated for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research shows.

New Insulin Pump Cuts Odds of Overnight Hypoglycemia

SATURDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- A new sensor attached to an insulin pump helps prevent dangerously low blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes while they sleep, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: June 24, 2013

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

U.S. Unveils Tools to Help Consumers Choose Health Insurance

MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- A new website and toll-free call center to help Americans navigate the new health insurance marketplace -- a key component of the Affordable Care Act -- were announced Monday by the federal government.

Vibativ Approved for Certain Bacterial Pneumonia

MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- The antibiotic Vibativ (telavancin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat pneumonia caused by Staphylococcus aureusbacteria when other treatments aren't suitable.

Contaminated Home Wells Found Near Pa. Fracking Site: Study

MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Homes that are close to fracking sites are at higher risk of having their drinking water contaminated by combustible gases, according to a new study.

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