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May 30, 2014

Schizophrenia May Raise Dementia Risk in Older Adults

FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who have schizophrenia appear to face a higher risk of getting dementia, new research suggests.

Calcium Supplements Don't Raise Women's Heart Risks, Study Says

FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the wake of concerns that calcium supplements increase the risk for heart attack or stroke, a large, new U.S. study offers women and their doctors some reassurance.

Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Illness

(HealthDay News) -- Learning how to manage your chronic illness can help make coping easier.

Health Tip: Keep Pool Water Clean

(HealthDay News) -- Keeping pool water clean protects the health and safety of swimmers by keeping germs and dirt out of the water.

Could White Bread Be Making You Fat?

FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you're watching your weight, you may have to watch your white bread consumption, too.

Steroids May Not Be Wise Choice for Intensive-Care Patients

FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive-care unit patients who receive steroids seem to be at greater risk of developing delirium, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers.

5 or More Bad Sunburns While Young Tied to Higher Melanoma Risk

FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- White women who get five or more blistering sunburns between the ages of 15 and 20 have an 80 percent increased risk for melanoma -- the most deadly form of skin cancer, new study findings indicate.

Richard III's Curved Spine Had Little Impact on His Mobility: Study

THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The bones of England's King Richard III are yielding up more secrets about the 15th century monarch, two years after his remains were excavated under a parking lot in Leicester, Great Britain.

Diabetes Drug May Spur Weight Loss in Obese Nondiabetics

THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A higher dose of the diabetes drug liraglutide (Victoza) may help obese people without the disease lose weight, a new study suggests.

Heart Risks Depend on Which Blood Pressure Number Is High: Study

THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When you have high blood pressure, exactly what type of increased heart risk you face may be determined by which number in your blood pressure reading is high, new research shows.

Health Highlights: May 30, 2014

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