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July 17, 2014
Health Tip: Take Care of Your Feet
(HealthDay News) -- Summer is here, and walking along the beach, around the pool or in your backyard barefoot can lead to foot injuries.
Health Tip: Embrace Your Body
(HealthDay News) -- With all of the pressure that society and the media put on people to improve their bodies, experts say you should embrace what you have and not expect perfection.
Sexy Facebook Photos Not a Hit With Many Young Women
THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teen girls and young women who post sexy photos of themselves on social media sites are viewed negatively by their peers, a new study finds.
Study Finds Many Flu Patients Not Treated Appropriately
THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antiviral drugs aren't prescribed often enough for patients at high risk for flu complications, while too many of them receive unneeded antibiotics, a new study says.
Delayed Retirements May Forestall Predicted Nursing Shortage
THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The nation's supply of registered nurses has been growing faster than expected, largely because baby boomers in nursing are working longer than ever before, according to a new study.
'Little League Shoulder' on the Rise
THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With summer in full swing so too are youthful arms, with kids happily throwing pitches as hard and as fast as they can on baseball diamonds all across America.
With ERs, the Busier, the Better, Study Finds
THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surviving a life-threatening illness or injury may be more likely if you're treated at a busy emergency department instead of one that handles fewer patients, a new study finds.
Health Highlights: July 17, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Ruconest Approved for Rare Genetic Disease
THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Ruconest has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat hereditary angioedema, a genetic disease that leads to sudden and potentially fatal swelling of the hands, feet, limbs, face, intestinal tract or airways.
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