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July 18, 2014
Health Tip: Keep a Food Diary
(HealthDay News) -- If you want to watch your weight and make sure you're eating healthy foods in healthy amounts, log what you eat in a food diary.
Health Tip: Thwart Mold at Home
(HealthDay News) -- Exposure to mold isn't healthy, as it can trigger allergies, asthma and a number of other ills.
Can Bike Riding Up Prostate Cancer Risk?
FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study fuels the ongoing debate over the health risks of bicycle riding for men: Researchers found that cyclists who bike more may face a higher risk of prostate cancer, but not a greater chance of infertility or erectile dysfunction.
Drug-Resistant Superbug Increasing in Southeast U.S. Hospitals
FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Community hospitals in the southeastern United States have seen a fivefold increase in the number of cases of a dangerous drug-resistant superbug during the past five years, according to a new study.
Soldiers' Use of Mental Health Services Up, Stigma Down, Study Finds
FRIDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- As war raged in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. soldiers almost doubled their use of mental health services -- and they felt more comfortable seeking such treatment, according to new research.
Those With HIV Living Longer, International Study Finds
THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overall death rates for HIV-positive adults living in Australia, Europe and the United States have been cut 28 percent since 1999, according to new international research.
Scientists Spot Gene Behind Rare but Fatal Disease in Children
FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified a gene mutation tied to a rare but severe, and often fatal, disease in children.
Full-Time Job May Disrupt Breast-Feeding Plans
FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers who return to work full-time are less likely to stick with their breast-feeding goals than those who go back to work part-time, a new study finds.
Many Sexually Active U.S. Teens Not Tested for HIV: CDC
FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Only one in five sexually active U.S. teens has been tested for HIV, a new government report shows.
EPA Unveils New Bug Repellant Labeling
FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new graphic for insect repellant labels will show consumers how many hours the product will protect them from mosquitoes and/or ticks, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says.
Health Highlights: July 18, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: