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June 17, 2014

Health Tip: Is Your Teen Abusing Alcohol?

(HealthDay News) -- A teen may not be forthright in telling you about drinking alcohol, but there may be warning signs.

Health Tip: Prepare for a Picnic

(HealthDay News) -- A picnic is a great way to celebrate the warmer weather, but it's important to prevent food from spoiling and becoming a health hazard.

Poorly Understood Disorder Disables Many Younger Women

MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A condition that causes a racing heartbeat when people stand up primarily affects young, well-educated women and has a serious impact on their lives because it is poorly understood and treated, according to a new study.

E-Cigarette Sources Soaring, Study Finds

MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Online marketing of electronic cigarettes and flavors has soared in recent years, a new study finds.

Study Sheds Light on How Immune System Works in Infants

TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New insight into infants' immune systems could lead to improvements in vaccines that would better protect youngsters from infectious diseases, researchers report.

Stroke Prevention for Women: Start Early

TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke typically affects women in their later years, but doctors are now beginning to focus on helping them cut their risk earlier in life.

Scientists Explore How Fecal Transplant Eases Tough Infection

TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients suffering from the nasty bacterial infection known as Clostridium difficileoften must choose between standard antibiotics and a procedure known as fecal transplantation to deal with the digestive tract disorder.

Health Highlights: June 17, 2014

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

MERS Virus Did Not Spread in 2 U.S. Cases: Health Officials

TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The potentially deadly MERS virus did not spread from two patients in the United States to any people in their homes or to health care workers who treated them, federal health officials said Tuesday.

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