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May 19, 2015

Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being poor and living in a rural area are two risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds.

Smoking May Make Return of Lung Cancer More Likely

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer survivors are at high risk for recurrence of the disease, and smoking is a major factor in that risk, a new study shows.

Health Tip: Discourage Too Much Screen Time

(HealthDay News) -- Between TVs, computers, hand-held devices and video games, children's screen time can add up quickly.

Health Tip: When to Call the Pediatrician About Tantrums

(HealthDay News) -- While tantrums are a common way for children to express anger and frustration, some tantrums are serious enough that they should prompt a doctor's intervention.

A Billion Smokers, 240 Million Alcohol Abusers Worldwide: Study

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco and alcohol take a big toll on the health of people around the world, a new global survey shows.

Most Americans Still Not Using Sunscreen

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans still don't regularly use sunscreen to help prevent exposure to the sun's cancer-causing rays, a new study reveals.

Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormone replacement therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms may raise the risk a bit for serious lower intestinal bleeding, a new study suggests.

One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of U.S. adults have a combination of health problems collectively known as metabolic syndrome that increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to new research.

Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Arise Decades Before Symptoms

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal protein clumps may appear in the brain up to 30 years before people develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study estimates, perhaps providing a window of opportunity to intervene.

Health Highlights: May 19, 2015

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

Nation's Capital Named 'Fittest City' in U.S.

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a resident of Washington, D.C., congratulations -- the nation's capital is also the fitness capital of the United States, according to a new report.

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