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June 02, 2015

Health Tip: Factors That May Lead to Weight Gain

(HealthDay News) -- The food you eat may be only one of many factors that influence whether you gain weight.

Health Tip: Sleeping With Chronic Pain

(HealthDay News) -- Chronic pain can significantly affect sleep, but a few changes in your daily routine may provide for a more restful night.

Melanoma Rates Way Up Among Young People in U.S.

TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Melanoma, the potentially deadly skin cancer, has increased by 250 percent among U.S. children and young adults since the 1970s, researchers report.

Office Workers, On Your Feet!

TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Desk jockeys should make a point to stand up for at least two hours during the workday in order to avoid the negative health consequences linked to too much sitting, new research suggests.

Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Outcomes After Bypass

TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that the widely used anti-cholesterol drugs known as statins may have another benefit: Cutting the odds for death in the weeks and months after heart bypass surgery.

Most Teens Seek Health Info Online: Survey

TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than eight in 10 U.S. teenagers turn to the Internet for health information, and just under a third have changed their health behaviors based on what they found online, according to a new survey.

Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer Patients

TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer is genetically different in older and younger patients, and young adults may require different treatments, a new study suggests.

1 in 5 Younger Americans Tested for HIV

TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one-fifth of teens and younger adults in the United States have been tested recently for HIV, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

Exercise May Blunt a Woman's Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies

TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physical activity may reduce a woman's risk of lung or breast cancer, a pair of new studies suggest.

Risk to Baby From Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Is Small, Study Says

TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to mothers taking antidepressants in late pregnancy may be slightly more likely to develop a rare circulation disorder, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: June 2, 2015

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