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June 08, 2015

Health Tip: Watch Your Alcohol Consumption

(HealthDay News) -- Drinking alcohol may be unsafe for some people, because it can interact with some medications.

Health Tip: Check for Children in the Driveway

(HealthDay News) -- Vehicle safety begins in the driveway. Drivers should always check surroundings as they back out of the driveway to ensure a child isn't near.

Large Majority of Americans Still Backs Death Penalty

MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite recent headline-grabbing legal challenges and reports of "botched" executions, most Americans still support the death penalty, according to a new HealthDay/Harris Poll.

Statins Pose No Greater Harm to Memory, Study Suggests

MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even though some early research suggested that people who take statin drugs might experience short-term memory loss, a large new study finds they are no worse for recall than other cholesterol-lowering medications.

Gun Violence Takes Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Study Finds

MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in four children in the United States is exposed to weapon-related violence -- as a victim or witness -- which ups their risk for mental health problems, a new study says.

More Evidence That General Anesthesia May Affect Young Brains

MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having general anesthesia during surgery at a very young age may be linked to poorer brain development, new research suggests.

Poor Sleep? Eating Less at Night May Make Next Day Easier

MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Concentration and attention problems caused by sleep deprivation might be eased by eating less late at night, according to a new study.

World's Population Is Getting Sicker, Study Shows

MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new global tally of health finds that only about 4 percent of people worldwide had no health problems in 2013, while a third -- about 2.3 billion people -- had more than five health problems.

Health Highlights: June 8, 2015

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

Scoring System May Predict Patient's Risk of Death in Next Year

MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A fairly simple scoring system appears to accurately estimate patients' risk of dying within a year of hospitalization, a new study finds.

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