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February 07, 2014

Smartphone Use for Business at Night May Not Be So Smart

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As smartphones have become the must-have technology for millions of Americans, the opportunity to call, text or email is often just an arm's length away -- day or night.

Experimental 'Implanted Insulin' Device Seeks to Control Blood Sugar Levels

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A so-called implantable insulin delivery device could one day free people with type 1 diabetes from the need for multiple daily injections, scientists say.

Skin Cancer Risk Seen in Vietnam Vets Exposed to Agent Orange

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange may be at increased risk for skin cancer, a new study warns.

Health Tip: Developing Frostbite

(HealthDay News) -- When the temperature dips well below freezing and the wind chill plummets, frostbite is a real concern. It can cause permanent tissue damage.

Health Tip: Avoid Weight Gain While Quitting Smoking

(HealthDay News) -- Gaining weight is a common side effect while you're trying to quit smoking, but there are things you can do to avoid putting on pounds.

Running Might Beat Walking for Breast Cancer Survivors

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise has long been credited with both reducing the risk of breast cancer and surviving the disease.

Single-Sex Education's Benefits Challenged in Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Students in co-educational schools get the same quality of education as those in girls- or boys-only schools, a new review shows.

Obesity May Be Tied to Lower Survival Rates for Tongue Cancer Patients

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people who are diagnosed with tongue cancer might be at increased risk of dying from the disease, a small new study finds.

Expanded DNA Testing Might Allow Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Testing the entire genetic makeup -- or all the DNA -- of tumor cells from women with advanced breast cancer may help identify patients who could be helped by specific treatments, according to new research.

'House' TV Series Leads to Real-Life Diagnosis

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An episode of the TV medical drama "House" helped doctors determine the source of a patient's mysterious symptoms, a new report reveals.

Many New Mothers Skip Important 6-Week Checkup, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Only half of new mothers in the United States make the recommended visit to a doctor six weeks after giving birth, a new study finds.

Teens' Energy Drink Habit May Be Linked to Booze, Tobacco, Drug Use

FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who drink high-caffeine energy beverages such as Red Bull or Monster may be more likely to use alcohol, drugs and cigarettes, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Feb. 7, 2014

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

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