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July 25, 2013

Health Tip: Use Baby Pools Safely

(HealthDay News) -- Baby pools can provide cool summertime fun, but parents should take steps to prevent dangerous accidents.

Health Tip: Mental Status Affects Your Driving

(HealthDay News) -- Your emotions can affect anything you do, including driving. So, experts say if you're very upset or angry about something, pull over until you've calmed down.

Transplant May Boost Survival in Obese Kidney Failure Patients

THURSDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- A kidney transplant can prolong the lives of most obese kidney failure patients, a new study suggests.

Hair-Straightening Product May Endanger Stylists, Clients

THURSDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- A popular hair-straightening product can pose a health threat to hairstylists and their customers, researchers say.

Family History of Cancer May Raise Risk for Other Types of Tumors

THURSDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- A family history of cancer raises your overall risk of developing cancer, including types of cancer far removed from those suffered by your relatives, according to a new study of 23,000 people.

Red Wine Supplement May Block Benefits of Exercise in Older Men

THURSDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- Although some antioxidants may be good, more may not be better. New research suggests that resveratrol, a natural antioxidant found in red grapes and products derived from them -- such as red wine -- could offset the health benefits of exercise in older men.

Breathalyzer Device Tells You When Your Workout Is Burning Fat

THURSDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- A new, portable breathalyzer that pairs with a smartphone and Bluetooth can measure how well you're burning body fat and help you gauge the success of your diet and exercise program, according to a new report from Japan.

Health Highlights: July 25, 2013

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

Could a Full Moon Keep You Up at Night?

THURSDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- Many myths have told of the powers of a full moon, from werewolves to sudden madness to unexplained seizures, but new research suggests an impact close to home: Sound sleep may be harder to come by when the moon is in its full glory.

Taller Women May Face Higher Cancer Odds After Menopause, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- Sizing up cancer risk after menopause, scientists say taller women may face higher odds of developing a malignancy than their shorter peers.

Too Few Girls Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC

THURSDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- Efforts to vaccinate girls against cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) have stalled, officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.

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