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June 24, 2015

Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The majority of women with fibromyalgia who underwent hyperbaric oxygen therapy -- best known for treating "the bends" in scuba divers -- experienced relief from pain and other symptoms, a small study found.

Health Tip: What's Behind High Cholesterol?

(HealthDay News) -- High cholesterol is a risk factor for serious health problems, from heart attack to stroke.

Health Tip: Identifying Symptoms of GERD

(HealthDay News) -- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acids back up into the esophagus.

Many Hospital Patients Not Asked About Supplements: Study

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most hospitalized Americans aren't asked if they take dietary supplements, such as multivitamins, a new study suggests.

U.S. Dialysis Patients Increasingly Live in Poor Areas

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of kidney dialysis patients in the United States live in poor neighborhoods, a study finds.

Virtual Reality May Help Alcoholics Beat Cravings, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Virtual reality therapy may help alcoholics battle their addiction, a small study from South Korea suggests.

Smoking Around Toddlers May Raise Their Obesity Risk

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking around your toddler may be just as harmful to your child as smoking during pregnancy, new research suggests.

Noisy Neighborhoods Tied to Higher Stroke Risk

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to noise pollution from traffic may reduce life expectancy, a new study contends.

Ebola Linked to Rise in Malaria Deaths in Guinea

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to have led to an increase in malaria deaths last year, a new study finds.

Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Also Help Ease Vitiligo

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's only been tested in one patient so far, but researchers report that a drug for rheumatoid arthritis may be a promising treatment for the discoloring skin condition known as vitiligo.

Health Highlights: June 24, 2015

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