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July 23, 2013

Many Docs Don't Discuss Dietary Supplements, Study Says

TUESDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors do a poor job of providing patients with information about vitamins, minerals, herbs and other dietary supplements, a new study says.

Health Tip: Children Are Vulnerable in the Heat

(HealthDay News) -- Children are particularly vulnerable to extreme heat, so it's important to protect them during the hottest days of summer.

Health Tip: Marinating Meat

(HealthDay News) -- Marinating meat adds flavor to your food, but it can also introduce germs if it's done improperly.

Single Men Show Higher Risk of Cancer-Linked Oral HPV

TUESDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- It's rare for men to contract an oral HPV infection, but single men and smokers face a relatively greater risk, a new study suggests.

Poll: U.S. Adults Support Smoking Ban in Cars With Kids

TUESDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- Eighty-two percent of American adults support banning smoking in cars when children younger than 13 are in the vehicle, according to a new survey.

Health Highlights: July 23, 2013

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

Is 'Sex Addiction' for Real? Study Says Maybe Not

TUESDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- Sex addiction has often made headlines, with celebrities blaming their romantic foibles on the condition. However, a new study questions the notion that people can truly be "addicted" to sex.

Bright Lights, Safe Cities

TUESDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who live in cities are less likely to die from accidental injuries than those who live in rural areas, a new study says.

Study Sees No Link Between Mercury Exposure, Autistic Behavior

TUESDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to low levels of mercury in the womb because their mothers ate large amounts of fish during pregnancy don't appear to be at increased risk for autism, a new study suggests.

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