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July 22, 2014

Health Tip: Soothing Bug Bites

(HealthDay News) -- Nothing can ruin a nice summer evening faster than being bitten by bugs.

Health Tip: Working Out at Work

(HealthDay News) -- Finding ways to exercise at work can save you time and help make sure you get enough physical activity.

Sleepless Nights After Divorce May Be Tied to Blood Pressure Rise

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer long-term sleep problems after a divorce are at risk for a rise in blood pressure, a new study suggests.

MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic fragments of the deadly MERS virus were detected in the air of a barn where an infected camel was kept, a new study says.

Blood Test Might Help Predict Survival With Lou Gehrig's Disease

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Simple blood tests may one day help predict survival and the course of the disease in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease, Italian researchers report.

Parents of Children With Autism Need Help, Too

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most therapies for autism focus on the child, but new research suggests the child's stressed-out parents could benefit from treatments designed specifically for them.

Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the largest studies ever conducted into the genetic origins of a psychiatric disorder has uncovered 83 new sites on chromosomes that harbor inherited genes tied to schizophrenia.

Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Removing the uterus with a minimally invasive procedure known as morcellation carries a risk of spreading undetected cancer, and now a new study pinpoints the likelihood more clearly.

Health Highlights: July 22, 2014

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

Obamacare Dealt Setback by Federal Appeals Court

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a bombshell ruling that could potentially play havoc with Obamacare, a federal appeals court said Tuesday that the financial subsidies provided to millions of Americans who bought health insurance though the federal HealthCare.gov website exchange are illegal.

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