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June 12, 2015

Health Tip: Keep Your Cool During Summer

(HealthDay News) -- Elderly people and children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of the heat. But a few precautions can help them enjoy a safe, cool summer.

Health Tip: Creating a Compost

(HealthDay News) -- Creating a compose gives you a rich, natural fertilizer for your backyard garden.

Can't Remember Exact Colors? Science Points to Why

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- You're shopping for a new sofa and struggle to remember the exact shade of your living room wall -- why is it so tough?

Summer Spurs Calls to Poison Centers

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The wet spring in many parts of the United States has led to mold and mildew in some homes, leading people to get out the bleach.

Tight Food Budget Can Wreak Havoc on Diabetes Management

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes who don't always have enough money for food have worse blood sugar control than people who don't worry about where their next meal will come from, new research finds.

Asthma Treatments Fail Older Patients More Often: Study

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma treatments, especially inhaled corticosteroids, are less likely to work for older patients, a new study suggests.

Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although most U.S. children are getting their routine vaccinations, recent trends have experts concerned that Americans will lose some of the "herd immunity" that has long protected many from serious infections.

Poor Sleep, Snoring Before Diagnosis Tied to Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who had poor sleep and frequent snoring before their cancer diagnosis appear to have lower survival rates, a new study finds.

Could ADHD Drug Find New Role in Menopause?

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug marketed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder might improve memory and concentration problems associated with menopause, a new, small study suggests.

Health Highlights: June 12, 2015

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