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June 20, 2014

Hypnosis May Help Improve Deep Sleep

THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A short session of hypnosis might lead to a better night's sleep, says a team of Swiss researchers.

Health Tip: Teach Children About Responsibility

HealthDay News) -- Having a keen sense of responsibility will help a person throughout life, and that responsibility should begin during childhood, experts say.

When Is the Cost of Cancer 'Toxic'?

FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A tool to assess "financial toxicity" for cancer patients -- namely, the expense, anxiety and stress of illness-related costs -- has been developed by University of Chicago Medical Center cancer specialists.

Certain Birth Defects More Common Among Hispanics: Report

FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic mothers are at especially high risk of having newborns with serious birth defects of the brain and spine called neural tube defects, according to a new report.

A Defining Act for Fathers and Sons

FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- "Hey Dad? You wanna have a catch?"

Too Little Known About PTSD Treatments for Veterans, Experts Say

FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. government agencies must do more to determine whether treatments are actually helping veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), an expert advisory panel contends.

Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus May Be Headed for U.S.

FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health officials are reporting a rise in U.S. cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, though they were quick to note that all of these infections have so far originated outside the United States.

CDC Lab Workers May Have Been Exposed to Anthrax

THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As many as 75 staffers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been exposed to anthrax because safety procedures weren't followed properly, the agency said Thursday.

Health Highlights: June 20, 2014

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

Hairless Man Now Hairy, Thanks to Arthritis Drug

FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A man with a rare condition that left him with no hair on his body grew a full head of hair after taking an arthritis drug, a new study reveals.

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