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May 07, 2015

Health Tip: Are Bad Habits Triggering Weight Gain?

(HealthDay News) -- Bad habits can sabotage weight-loss efforts, and you may not even be aware of them.

Health Tip: Sleep Better During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- A growing belly and various aches and pains can make sleep difficult during pregnancy.

Many Women Unaware of Female-Specific Stroke Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke is the third leading cause of death in women, but many are unaware of warning signs and symptoms that are unique to females, a new study says.

Canadian Teens Trying E-Cigarettes as Often as Cigarettes: Study

THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Canadian teens are trying electronic cigarettes as often as they are experimenting with tobacco cigarettes, a new study shows.

Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients seem to have a better chance of survival if they have already been practicing healthy lifestyle habits before their diagnosis, a new study suggests.

Fall-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled for U.S. Seniors Since 2000

THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American seniors who die from fall-related injuries has nearly doubled since 2000, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals.

Statins May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression: Study

THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Statins, widely used to lower cholesterol levels, may also slow the progression of prostate cancer in patients receiving hormone therapy, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: May 7, 2015

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

J&J to Rely on Bioethicists for Guidance on New Drugs for Dying Patients

THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a pilot program that could have wide-ranging impact, the drug maker Johnson & Johnson will have independent bioethicists determine whether dying patients should be allowed emergency access to experimental medicines.

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