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June 22, 2015

Health Tip: Competing in Marathon Races

(HealthDay News) -- Marathon races often take place in areas that may pose a danger of illness from contaminated water.

Health Tip: Preventing Ear Pain During Air Travel

(HealthDay News) -- The changes in air pressure that occur during plane travel can lead to ear pain and discomfort.

HPV Vaccination Tied to Drop in Precancerous Cervical Lesions in U.S.

MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study offers more evidence that the advent of vaccines to fight human papillomavirus (HPV) could reduce cervical cancer in American women.

Only 1 in 5 Wants to See Subsidies for Health Insurance Eliminated: Poll

MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only one in five Americans wants to see the elimination of federal subsidies for people who buy health insurance under Obamacare, a new HealthDay/Harris Pollreveals.

More Than Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults Now Overweight or Obese: Study

MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than one-third of Americans are currently at a healthy weight, with the rest of the population either overweight or obese, a new report finds.

Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests

MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mental or physical health problems during the teen years may make it harder to get a good job or to complete higher education later on, a new research review suggests.

Millions of Smokers May Have Undiagnosed Lung Disease

MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of long-term smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: June 22, 2015

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

Drug May Be Antidote to Bleeding Tied to Blood Thinner Pradaxa

MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The new blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran) is being widely used, but it comes with one serious drawback: rare but dangerous cases of sudden, uncontrolled bleeding in patients.

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