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May 16, 2014

Health Tip: Help Your Child Give Up Thumb Sucking

(HealthDay News) -- If your child is ready to stop sucking the thumb, there are things you can do to ease the transition.

Health Tip: Exercise for Stress Relief

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise is a great way to stay fit, and to reduce stress.

Seat Belts, Air Bags May Save Your Kidneys

FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Air bags and seat belts help protect the kidneys from damage during car accidents, new research shows.

Hookahs Not a Safe Alternative to Cigarettes, Study Shows

FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke hookahs inhale significant amounts of nicotine and compounds that can cause cancer, heart disease and other health problems, a new study shows.

Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer Nearly Twice as Common in Black Women: Study

FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black women are nearly twice as likely as white women to be diagnosed with a hard-to-treat breast cancer known as triple-negative breast cancer, a new study says.

Injuries From Swallowed Magnets on the Rise in Kids, Study Finds

FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of new and stronger magnet toys being sold has increased, so has the number of kids who have suffered serious injuries after swallowing a magnet, according to new research.

Sperm, Semen Defects May Be Linked to Shorter Life Spans

FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men rendered infertile due to defects in their semen and sperm are more likely to die early than men with normal semen, new research suggests.

Surgery Isn't Only Option for Women With Ovarian Cancer Genes

FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding, birth control pills and having fallopian tubes tied may help reduce ovarian cancer risk in women with BRCA gene mutations, a new review suggests.

Using Internet, Apps to Manage Blood Pressure Has Dangers: Study

FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who turn to the Internet or iPhone apps for help in controlling their blood pressure may be led astray in some cases, two preliminary studies suggest.

People With High Blood Pressure Often Have a 'Salt Tooth'

FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High salt intake is a known risk factor for high blood pressure and stroke, so experts say it's concerning that a new study finds people with high blood pressure tend to prefer saltier foods.

Health Highlights: May 16, 2014

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

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