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June 17, 2015

Health Tip: Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms, Too

(HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding ensures that baby gets all needed nutrients. It also may offer health benefits for mom, too.

Health Tip: How to Stay Safe at an Amusement Park

(HealthDay News) -- While amusement parks can be a lot of fun, they can also lead to injury among people who don't follow the rules.

Brain Injury May Hurt Job Prospects of U.S. Veterans

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Finding a job can be difficult for U.S. veterans who suffered a brain injury while deployed in recent wars, a new study finds.

Weight-Loss Surgery Can Bring Couples Closer, Small Study Finds

TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Couples who view the weight-loss surgery of one partner as a joint effort often say they feel closer as a result, a new study suggests.

D & C Procedures May Raise Risk of Preterm Birth: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used gynecological procedure may increase the risk of preterm delivery in future pregnancies, a new study suggests.

U.S. Birth Rate Records First Rise in 7 Years

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The overall birth rate in the United States rose a bit for the first time in seven years in 2014, according to new federal government data.

Most Children With Migraines Don't Get Proven Treatments: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the availability of medications proven to ease migraines in children, most kids seeking care for severe headaches are not given these drugs, a new study suggests.

Many Consumers Don't Understand Sunscreen Labels, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- SPF? UV-A and B? A new study finds many Americans are baffled by the information on sunscreen labels.

Tourette Risk Seems to Be Driven by Genetics

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have a relative with Tourette syndrome or a tic disorder are at increased risk for the same condition, a new study says.

Many Migraine Sufferers Given Narcotic Painkillers, Barbiturates

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with migraines, including children, get ineffective and potentially addictive drugs for their pain, two new studies suggest.

Exercise May Have Benefits Beyond Fitness in Type 2 Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise appears to benefit people with type 2 diabetes in a number of ways, a new study suggests.

Study Questions Value of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery for Older Patients

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Arthroscopic surgery to relieve chronic knee pain in middle-aged and older patients is only temporarily effective and might be harmful, a new analysis suggests.

Health Highlights: June 17, 2015

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