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June 26, 2013

Health Tip: Considering an Oral Piercing?

(HealthDay News) -- Before you agree to an oral piercing, experts say you should consider some of the possible health risks.

Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Head Lice

(HealthDay News) -- Head lice are very contagious, but there are things parents can do to help keep their children from becoming infested.

Migraine With Aura May Be Linked to All Stroke Types

WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have migraine headaches with aura are at increased risk for stroke, a new study indicates.

Black Medicaid Recipients Less Likely to Get Living-Donor Kidney: Study

TUESDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans on Medicaid are far less likely to receive a living-donor kidney transplant than patients with private health insurance, a new study finds.

Obesity May Boost Migraine Odds

WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people may be at higher risk for episodic migraine headaches, a new study suggests.

Fungus From Tainted Steroid Shots Migrated to Base of Brain, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Autopsies conducted on victims of last year's outbreak of meningitis linked to steroid shots show that a fungus in the injections made its way to the base of the brain.

2 Supreme Court Rulings Bolster Gay Marriages

WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- In a landmark decision regarding gay rights, the U.S. Supreme Court effectively ruled Wednesday that California's ban on same-sex marriages can't remain in place.

Flu Spreads Quickest Among Kids, Teachers, Health-Care Workers

WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Children, teachers and health workers are among those at greatest risk for catching and transmitting flu-type infections based on the amount of contact they have with others, a new study finds.

Thank Ancient Humans for That Fastball

WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Humans may not run faster than a cheetah or swim better than a shark, but they out-throw other species, experts say. And the reasons for that may lie far back in evolution.

Women on Hormone Therapy May Benefit From Extra Calcium, Vitamin D

WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Although there has been significant debate about whether calcium and vitamin D supplements are beneficial for older women, new research suggests that the answer may be yes for those who are taking hormone replacement therapy.

Vaccine May Stop Immune Attack in Type 1 Diabetes, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of vaccine may stop the autoimmune attack that occurs in people with type 1 diabetes, researchers report.

Health Highlights: June 26, 2013

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