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May 23, 2014

Health Tip: Stay Cool to Prevent Heat Rash

(HealthDay News) -- Young children may be most susceptible to red, itchy heat rash, but it can strike anyone at any age.

Health Tip: Caring for Foot Arthritis

(HealthDay News) -- The pain and stiffness of arthritis, America's leading cause of disability, can be a real pain in the foot.

Fewer Americans Believe E-Cigs Safer Than Tobacco Cigarettes: Study

FRIDAY, May 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As they learn more about electronic cigarettes, American smokers are becoming less likely to believe that the devices are a safer choice than tobacco cigarettes, a new study finds.

Mental Illness Linked to Shortened Life Spans

FRIDAY, May 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Serious mental illness can take between seven and 24 years off a person's life, which is similar to or worse than the impact of heavy smoking, researchers report.

Cyberbullying Knows No Socio-economic Bounds

FRIDAY, May 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even though they have less access to online technologies, poor teens are as likely as middle-class and rich teens to be victims of cyberbullying, according to a new study.

Diabetes May Be Bigger Threat to the Female Heart: Study

THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes appears to pose a greater risk to heart health for women than men, a new analysis of current research contends.

Brain Changes May Accompany Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis in Kids

FRIDAY, May 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A serious complication of type 1 diabetes called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) can cause temporary changes to the brain matter of children newly diagnosed with the disease, researchers say.

New Dialysis Machine Treats Tiniest of Newborns

THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Italian researchers have successfully used a small kidney dialysis machine they invented to treat newborns with kidney failure.

Size of Brain Aneurysm Doesn't Predict Chances of Rupture: Study

FRIDAY, May 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The size of a brain aneurysm does not play a major role in its risk of bursting, a new study finds.

New Campaign Seeks to Help Sleep-Deprived Americans

FRIDAY, May 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone knows that to be healthy you should eat right and exercise. But now a new campaign is adding one more thing to that list: get a good night's sleep every night.

Health Highlights: May 23, 2014

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

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