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May 20, 2014

Health Tip: Controlling Anger

(HealthDay News) -- Thoughts can quickly spiral downward when something doesn't go your way. But experts say if you learn how to change your way of thinking, you can keep anger in check.

Health Tip: Preventing Heel Pain

(HealthDay News) -- Heel pain can stem from a number of causes, from injury or deformity to a number of health conditions.

Unwanted Germs Can Land, Last Inside Jetliners

TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Illness-causing bacteria can survive on surfaces inside airplanes for days or even up to a week, a new study shows.

Diet, Lifestyle Affect Prostate Cancer Risk, Studies Find

TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Diet and lifestyle can play a role in lowering a man's risk of prostate cancer, according to a trio of new studies.

Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults May Carry HPV

TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About two-thirds of healthy American adults are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), but only a few of the strains they carry are the high-risk types known to cause cancer, new research suggests.

Doctors' Use of E-Records More Than Doubles

TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 80 percent of doctors in the United States have switched from paper to electronic health records, new government statistics show.

Stillbirth Remains an 'Unacknowledged Problem'

TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stillbirths are a largely "invisible" but major cause of death worldwide, according to a new study.

Blood Test May Spot Pancreatic Cancer Earlier

TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that a new blood test could help doctors find pancreatic cancer at an earlier stage, potentially improving a patient's chances of survival.

Foreclosures Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in Study

TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a home to foreclosure may boost a person's suicide risk, according to a new study that looked at pre- and post-"Great Recession" data.

Can E-Cigarettes Help You Quit Smoking?

TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study by British researchers suggests that e-cigarettes can help people stop smoking.

Health Highlights: May 20, 2014

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