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February 06, 2015

Health Tip: Protecting a Man's Health

(HealthDay News) -- A few simple lifestyle changes can go a long way toward protecting a man's health.

Health Tip: Ready to Quit Smoking?

(HealthDay News) -- Smoking can lead to a number of serious health problems, from cancer to heart disease. And quitting the habit can foster immediate and longer-term health benefits.

Overly Controlling Moms Lose Out, Study Says

FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Helicopter parents, take note: A mother has a better relationship with her child if she respects the youngster's need for independence at a young age, a new study suggests.

Program for 1-Year-Olds Tries to Lessen Autism's Impact

FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of 1-year-olds who appear to be at risk for autism can take simple steps to help them improve, a new study says.

Smoking Tied to Higher Death Risk After Colon Cancer

FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may increase the risk of earlier death for people who've survived colon cancer, a new study warns.

Coffee Linked to Possible Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk

FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ladies, a heavy coffee habit might do more than perk you up. New research suggests it may also reduce your risk of endometrial cancer.

Lyme Disease More Serious, Costly Than Believed: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prolonged illness in Americans with Lyme disease is more widespread, serious and costly than previously believed, a new study suggests.

Type 1 Diabetes More Deadly for Women Than Men, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with type 1 diabetes have a nearly 40 percent greater risk of dying from any cause and more than double the risk of dying from heart disease than men with type 1 diabetes, Australian researchers report.

Preemies More Likely to Have Asthma, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Premature babies have an increased risk of developing asthma, but are likely to grow out of the disease, new research says.

5 Babies at Illinois Day Center Diagnosed With Measles

FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of measles cases in the United States continues to climb, with Illinois health officials saying five babies who attend a suburban Chicago day care center have come down with the highly infectious childhood disease.

Health Highlights: Feb. 6, 2015

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

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