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June 24, 2014

Health Tip: Eat Omega-3s During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- Omega-3 fatty acids are particularly essential during pregnancy, as they foster healthy brain and vision development in a growing fetus.

Health Tip: Safer Use of Fireworks

(HealthDay News) -- Summer holidays sometimes include fireworks, a potentially dangerous way to celebrate.

Your Smartphone Carries Your Personal Bacteria

TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your smartphone is personalized in a surprising way: It carries the same types of bacteria you have on your body, which suggests the devices could be used as bacterial and health sensors, a new study says.

Pavement Sealant Ban Linked to Cleaner Lake Water

TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Banning certain types of pavement sealants led to lower levels of cancer-causing compounds in a lake in Austin, Texas, a new study showed.

Migraines May Worsen During Menopause

TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research confirms what women with migraine headaches have told their doctors for years: migraine attacks seem to get worse in the years before and during menopause.

Multiple Drug Use Fueling Drugged-Driving Fatalities: Report

TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drugged drivers involved in fatal crashes in the United States are more likely to test positive for prescription drugs, marijuana and multiple drugs than they were 20 years ago, a new study finds.

Diets High in Dairy Might Boost Colon Cancer Survival, a Bit

TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet rich in dairy products may slightly extend the lives of people diagnosed with colon cancer, a new study suggests.

Pediatrics Group Wants Parents to Read to Their Children Every Day

TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All pediatricians should encourage parents to read out loud to their children every day, beginning in infancy, to promote literacy and strengthen family ties.

Healthy Weight Loss May Bring Better Sleep, Brighter Mood

TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dropping excess pounds may not only improve your physical health, it might also help you feel more awake and happy, a new study shows.

Health Highlights: June 24, 2014

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

CDC Readies Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Amanda, a 30-year-old who smoked during her pregnancy, wants people to know how important it is to keep trying to quit the dangerous habit.

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