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June 13, 2014

Dads Who Do Housework May Spur Daughters to Aim High: Study

FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daughters may be more likely to have ambitious career goals if their fathers help with the dishes, laundry and other housework, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Care for Contact Lenses

(HealthDay News) -- Taking proper care of your contact lenses helps reduce your risk of eye infection.

Health Tip: Having Poor Circulation in the Feet

(HealthDay News) -- Poor foot circulation can occur as a result of health conditions including hardening of the arteries or diabetes. It can indicate a serious medical problem, so it shouldn't be ignored.

Gut Bacteria in Young Diabetic Kids Show Differences

THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that germs in the guts of young children with type 1 diabetes are different from those of other kids.

Gay 'Hook-Up' Apps Tied to Higher STD Infection Rates: Study

FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Gay men who use smartphone apps such as Grindr or Scruff to find sexual partners are more likely to acquire certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) than if they meet partners in bars or clubs, a new study suggests.

Can Weight-Loss Surgery Lower Cancer Risk for the Obese?

FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery may do more than lower the risk of heart problems and improve type 2 diabetes in obese patients: A new review suggests it may also lower their chances of a cancer diagnosis.

Background TV May Hinder Toddlers' Language Development

FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having the television on while you play with your toddler could hinder the child's language development, according to a new study.

More U.S. Service Members in Treatment for Mental Health Disorders

FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About 3.5 percent of U.S. military personnel were in treatment for mental health conditions in 2012 -- up from just 1 percent in 2000, a new military study finds.

Standing During Meetings May Get Creative Juices Flowing

FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Need to get more out of routine office meetings? Getting colleagues to stand up during those gatherings might help, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: June 13, 2014

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

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