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June 19, 2014

Health Tip: Keep Mosquitoes at Bay

(HealthDay News) -- Mosquito bites can be more than just an itchy annoyance; they can transmit diseases such as West Nile Virus.

More Young Adults Not Waiting for Marriage to Have Kids

THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of young American adults aren't waiting until they're married to have children, especially those without a college education, a new study finds.

Job Loss Tougher for Americans Than Europeans

THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a pink slip is never uplifting, but a new study suggests it's a bigger downer for Americans than for Europeans.

Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely in U.S.

THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For an uninsured man with prostate cancer, the price of surgery could range from $10,000 to $135,000, depending on the hospital, a U.S. study finds.

As Antidepressant Warnings Toughened, Teen Suicide Attempts Rose: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teen suicide attempts rose nearly 22 percent after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned about dangers of antidepressants, a new study finds.

Sharp Rise in 'Meth'-Linked ER Visits in U.S., Study Shows

THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of methamphetamine-related visits to U.S. hospital emergency departments jumped from about 68,000 in 2007 to almost 103,000 in 2011, the latest year for which such data is available, a new federal government report finds.

U.S. Health Snapshots: Insurance Coverage Expands, but Gaps Remain

THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new U.S. government reports provide a statistical snapshot of health and health insurance coverage in 2013, before new coverage options took effect under the Affordable Care Act.

Health Highlights: June 19, 2014

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

Mouse Study Supports Notion of 'Tanning Addiction'

THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the well-publicized risks of skin damage and cancer from too much sun, people continue to soak up ultraviolet radiation outdoors and in tanning salons. Now a new animal study adds to evidence that for some, tanning is truly an addiction.

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