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June 09, 2015

Health Tip: If You Have Peripheral Neuropathy

(HealthDay News) -- Peripheral neuropathy, common among people with diabetes, is characterized by nerve damage in the fingers and toes.

Health Tip: Protect Against Skin Cancer

(HealthDay News) -- A routine regimen of protection can help prevent you from getting skin cancer.

Certain Diabetes Drugs May Aid Weight Loss by Curbing Cravings

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A class of drugs used to treat diabetes also appears to help patients lose weight by changing how the brain responds to food, a new study suggests.

Like Mother, Like Child: Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research offers potential clues as to why children of obese mothers are at increased risk for obesity.

New Trial Tests Whether TB Shot Fights Type 1 Diabetes

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are launching a clinical trial to see if a vaccine approved long ago to prevent tuberculosis may also hold promise as a treatment for type 1 diabetes.

Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents' ages may play a role in a child's risk of developing autism, a new study suggests.

More Young Children Exposed to Marijuana, Study Finds

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a sharp increase in marijuana exposure among young children in the United States in recent years, a new study finds.

Widespread Vaccination Fights Serious Stomach Infection in Kids: CDC

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The widespread use of a vaccine against a germ that causes gastrointestinal infections in infants and young children has been a resounding success in the United States, a new study suggests.

Stroke Ages Brain by 8 Years, Study Finds

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A stroke robs the brain of nearly eight years, impairing memory and slowing thinking speed, a new study says.

Technology Offers Hope of Better Bionic Legs

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they're making progress toward developing a motorized artificial lower leg that automatically adjusts to changes in movement, such as from walking to using stairs.

Health Highlights: June 9, 2015

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

Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While the overall rate of traumatic spinal cord injuries was stable from 1993 to 2012, an increasing number of older Americans have experienced this injury, a new study finds.

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