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June 30, 2014

Health Tip: Washing Food

(HealthDay News) -- Washing food before you eat it can help remove harmful germs. But the procedure isn't the same for all foods.

Health Tip: Healing After Baby is Born

(HealthDay News) -- Recovering after having a baby takes time, patience and extra care.

Sperm Donor Age May Not Affect Infertility Treatment Success: Study

MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A sperm donor's age doesn't affect the chances of a live birth resulting from fertility treatments using donor sperm, a new study says.

'Sexting' Linked to Sex in Middle School

MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle school students who send sexually explicit text messages and photos to one another are more likely to have sex than those who don't "sext," a new study finds.

Gut Cells May Be Coaxed to Make Insulin for People With Type 1 Diabetes

MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are hopeful that cells inside the human gut might someday be retrained to produce insulin, the metabolic hormone that's lacking in people with type 1 diabetes.

Kids With ADHD More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Analysis

MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children suffering from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more than twice as likely to try and abuse drugs, a new analysis finds.

A Laptop May Boost a Hospitalized Child's Recovery

MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A hospital can be a lonely and stressful place for a sick child recuperating from a serious illness, but researchers say relief from boredom and isolation is just a mouse click away.

FDA Approves Inhaled Diabetes Medication

SATURDAY, June 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 1 or 2 diabetes now have a new means of getting their medication, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval on Friday of the first inhaled medicine for the blood sugar disease.

Health Highlights: June 30, 2014

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

Supreme Court: Some Companies Don't Have to Cover Birth Control

MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Family-owned companies don't have to comply with a provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires them to offer insurance coverage for contraception if that requirement violates their religious principles, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.

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