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June 01, 2015

Health Tip: Keeping a Preemie Safe in a Car Seat

(HealthDay News) -- A premature baby may need extra care to make sure he or she fits properly in a car seat.

Health Tip: Check for Ticks

(HealthDay News) -- Regular tick checks when you come in from the outdoors can spot them before they bite.

ICU Delirium Tied to Higher Death Risk, Study Says

SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive care unit patients who develop delirium have a higher risk of death, longer hospital stays and are more likely to have mental impairment after leaving the hospital, a large review finds.

Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Deadly Brain Cancer

SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Early trials of a new form of gene therapy may give hope to patients battling glioblastoma, the most deadly form of brain cancer.

Money-Dependent Spouse May Be More Likely to Cheat

MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more economically dependent they are on their spouses, the more likely it may be that husbands and wives will be unfaithful, a new study suggests.

Are 2nd Breast Cancer Surgeries Always Necessary?

SATURDAY, May 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of breast cancer patients in the United States might be spared a second surgery if more tissue was removed during initial breast-conserving, partial mastectomy surgery, a new study suggests.

Contact Lens Wearers May Have Different Eye Bacteria: Study

SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Changes in bacteria populations may be one reason why people who wear contact lenses are more prone to eye infections, a new study suggests.

High-Fat Diet May Raise Prostate Cancer Death Risk

MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer patients with an unhealthy, high-fat diet have a significantly higher risk of death from the disease, a new study suggests.

New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study

SATURDAY, May 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding a new drug called Ibrance (palbociclib) to standard hormone therapy helped keep a common type of breast cancer under control measurably longer than the hormone therapy alone, a new study shows.

Melanoma Treatment May Not Always Require Extensive Lymph Node Removal

SATURDAY, May 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Not all melanoma patients may need surgery to remove lymph nodes surrounding their tumor, a new clinical trial has found.

U.S. Organ-Donor System Needs Overhaul: Study

MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many state policies meant to increase organ donations and transplant rates have had almost no impact, new research finds.

2 Drugs Show Promise Against Blood Cancers

SATURDAY, May 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two new drugs have shown promise in slowing the march of two incurable blood cancers, researchers report.

Tougher Alcohol Laws for Adults May Also Lower Teen Drinking

MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that as a state's alcohol laws get tougher, teen drinking rates drop -- even if the laws are targeting adults and not teens.

Improved Therapies Have Extended Life Spans of Childhood Cancer Survivors

SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment adjustments have significantly increased the life spans of childhood cancer survivors in the United States and Canada, according to new research.

Cancer Patient's Health Affected by Spouse's Mood

MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The emotional health of cancer caregivers may affect the mental health of the loved ones they are caring for, a new study suggests.

Lifts, Tucks Often Follow Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds

MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The rapidly rising number of weight-loss surgeries in the United States may be leading to greater demand for cosmetic surgery, a new report suggests.

Immune-Based Drug Shows Potential Against Another Form of Lung Cancer

SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Another study finds that a new immune system-focused drug, called nivolumab, may help treat a common form of lung cancer.

New Drug a Weapon Against Advanced Melanoma: Study

SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The life expectancies of people with advanced melanoma may be doubled or even quadrupled, thanks to a new drug that harnesses the power of patients' immune systems to fight their cancer, researchers reported Sunday.

Targeted Radiation to Treat Brain Tumors May Be Best: Study

SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using radiation on the entire brain to prevent new tumors from forming in patients whose cancer has spread to the brain can have a devastating effect on their ability to think and remember, compared with more targeted treatment, new findings show.

Could Type 2 Diabetes Shield Against ALS?

MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes may reduce the risk of developing the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: June 1, 2015

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