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April 23, 2015

Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Hip Strain?

(HealthDay News) -- Injury to the muscles that surround the hip can range from mild to severe, and athletes are considered at higher risk.

Health Tip: Recovering After a Flood

(HealthDay News) -- Returning home after a flood can be very unpleasant, but there are things you can do to help protect your health and safety.

Chronic Migraines Take Big Toll on Families, Survey Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When one family member has chronic migraine, the family as a whole can suffer, too, a new study finds.

Why Ringing in the Ears May Be Hard to Treat

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Tinnitus is associated with surprisingly wide-ranging brain activity, researchers report, and this may be why the hearing disorder is hard to treat.

Impotence Drugs Don't Fix All Sexual Concerns: Study

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Popping a little blue pill doesn't guarantee that an older man will be happy with his sex life, British researchers report.

Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer surgeries have advanced so that surgeons can often remove the tumor while safely conserving the breast, in what's known as lumpectomy.

Heroin Use Levels Off in U.S., But Still High: Report

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of heroin use in the United States have stabilized but are still high, federal officials reported Thursday.

Antibiotic Shortages On the Rise in U.S.

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Shortages of antibiotics, including those used to treat drug-resistant infections, may be putting patients at risk for sickness and death, according to a new report.

Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Actress and activist Angelina Jolie made news last month when she announced she had her ovaries removed -- after undergoing a preventive double mastectomy in 2013 -- because she is a carrier of BRCA, a genetic mutation that greatly increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancers.

Genes May Determine Whether You're Mosquito Bait

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your genes may affect whether mosquitoes prefer to snack on you or someone else, a new study shows.

Health Highlights: April 23, 2015

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