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May 20, 2015

Health Tip: Prepare Produce Safely

(HealthDay News) -- Fruit and veggies can harbor germs, so safe preparation can keep your family from getting sick.

Health Tip: Avoiding Leg Cramps

(HealthDay News) -- Painful leg cramps can happen to anyone, but tend to be common among seniors.

Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Give Bystanders Mild 'High'

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In unventilated rooms or vehicles, secondhand marijuana smoke can affect people who aren't smoking the drug, a new study finds.

Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy older adults who take cholesterol-lowering drugs may be cutting their risk of stroke, a new French study suggests.

Bullied as a Kid, Obese as a Grown-up?

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were bullied in childhood may be at an increased risk for obesity, heart disease and diabetes, a new British study suggests.

Nearly 1 in 5 Female College Freshmen Sexually Assaulted: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost one out of every five young women was raped or experienced attempted rape during her freshman year at a large private university in upstate New York, a new study reports.

More Evidence C-Sections Riskier for Moms

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who deliver their first baby by cesarean section are more likely to need blood transfusions and be admitted to intensive care units than women who opt for a vaginal delivery, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

Chemo Before Surgery May Boost Outcomes for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Undergoing chemotherapy before surgery may help women battling advanced ovarian cancer, a new study finds.

Family History of Breast Cancer Doesn't Worsen Patient's Prognosis: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who have a family history of the disease often worry that their outlook is worse and their chances for recurrence is higher.

Oxytocin, Alcohol Seem to Work on Brain in Similar Ways

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called "love hormone" oxytocin affects human behavior in much the same way as alcohol does, British researchers report.

Health Highlights: May 20, 2015

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