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July 16, 2013

Online Self-Tests for Alzheimer's Don't Work: Experts

TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- Most online tests for Alzheimer's disease are unreliable and unethical, a panel of experts says.

Health Tip: Disciplining Your Toddler

(HealthDay News) -- Toddlers are fast learners, and they tend to test their parents' disciplinary skills.

Health Tip: Prevent Salmonella From Eggs

(HealthDay News) -- Salmonella is among the most common causes of foodborne illness in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. And raw or undercooked eggs are among the most common sources of salmonella.

Divorce in Early Childhood May Harm Adult Ties With Parents: Study

TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- If parents divorce when their children are young, the split can affect how secure these children will feel about their relationship with their parents as adults, new research shows.

Bone Marrow Fat May Raise Osteoporosis Risk, Study Says

TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- Excess fat in blood, muscle and the liver may increase the risk of osteoporosis, a new study suggests.

U.K. Experts Urge HPV Vaccine for Young Gay Men

TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- Young gay men are 15 times more likely to develop anal cancer due to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection compared to straight men, and should be given the HPV vaccine, British health experts say.

Legalize Pot, But Not for Teens, Many U.S. Adults Say

TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- Most American adults who support marijuana legalization oppose legal marijuana use among children and teens, according to a new survey.

Electronic Health Records May Slow Rise of Health-Care Costs

TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- The use of electronic health records can cut the costs of outpatient care by about 3 percent, compared with traditional paper records, a new study suggests.

China's Bird Flu's Drug Resistance Worries Experts

TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- Some strains of the new H7N9 bird flu virus that appeared in China this year are resistant to antiviral drugs, and tests can fail to identify that resistance, which could help accelerate their spread, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: July 16, 2013

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

FDA Approves Brain Wave Test for ADHD

TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- The first brain wave test that could help diagnose children and teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

First Medical Device to Help Diagnose ADHD Approved

TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- The first medical device designed to help medical professionals diagnose attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and teens has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Experts Urge Caution As Heat, Humidity Blanket Much of U.S.

TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- High humidity and temperatures in the 90s could test the endurance of millions of Americans in the eastern and central parts of the country for days to come, experts warn.

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