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August 06, 2014

Health Tip: Take Care in the Heat

(HealthDay News) -- During exercise or sports, athletes can really take a beating in extremely hot temperatures. This puts them at risk for heat-related illness.

Health Tip: Feeding Your Body Essential Nutrients

(HealthDay News) -- Your body needs certain vitamins and minerals to be healthy and function well. Is your body getting what it needs?

Prisons That Bar Smoking May Boost Inmates' Health: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prison smoking bans significantly reduce inmates' risk of death from tobacco-related conditions such as cancer and heart disease, a new study finds.

Speedy Delivery of Clot-Busting Drug Helps Stroke Patients Avoid Disability

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) Another study confirms that "time is brain" when treating stroke patients with a powerful clot-busting drug, tPA.

One in 10 Cancer Survivors Still Smoke Years Later, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 10 percent of people who survive cancer are still smoking a decade later, a new study from the American Cancer Society shows.

Ebola Patient Nancy Writebol Making 'Slow Improvement'

TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The second of two Americans stricken with Ebola in the West African nation of Liberia arrived in the United States on Tuesday for treatment and is said to be making "slow improvement."

Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Cancer, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin every day appears to reduce the odds of developing and dying from colon, stomach or esophageal cancer, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Aug. 5, 2014

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

Coaching May Help Diabetics Battle Depression, Disease Better

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mental health coaching may help diabetes patients with depression and with lowering their blood sugar levels, a new study suggests.

Fears of U.S. Ebola Outbreak Unwarranted, Experts Say

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The decision to bring two American aid workers infected with Ebola back to the United States has kicked up controversy, causing some to fear a local outbreak of the killer virus.

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