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June 25, 2015

Health Tip: Eat Veggies at Breakfast

(HealthDay News) -- Make the first meal of the day healthier by adding veggies to your breakfast fare.

Health Tip: Treating Poison Ivy

(HealthDay News) -- If you've been exposed to poison ivy, a few suggestions can help ease the itch, prevent the rash's spread and reduce your risk of skin infection.

Virus Mutation Explains Poor Performance of Last Season's Flu Shot: Study

THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The 2014-15 flu vaccine was less effective than expected due to a new mutation in the flu virus, a new study shows.

Sleep Problems May Contribute to Health Disparities in America

THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Undiagnosed sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, are common among older U.S. adults, especially among certain minority groups, a new study finds.

Sequence of Shots May Lead to Effective HIV Vaccine, Mouse Study Finds

THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's unlikely that a single vaccine would ever enable the body to neutralize the HIV virus, but a sequence of immunizations might hold the key, a new mouse study suggests.

Supreme Court Upholds Subsidies for Obamacare

THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Supreme Court upheld on Thursday the legality of tax subsidies for millions of Americans who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare.

Many More Women Than Men Living to 100

THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men are less likely than women to reach 100, but those who do tend to be healthier than their female peers, a new study finds.

As U.S. Smoking Rate Drops, Smokers More Likely to Quit: Study

THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of smokers in the United States dwindles, those who still light up are becoming less attached to the habit and more likely to try quitting, a new study has found.

One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who've had one stillbirth have a four times higher risk of having another stillbirth compared to women who've had a live birth, British researchers report.

Same-Sex Marriage Offers Couples Psychological Benefits, Experts Say

THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to rule on whether same-sex marriage is a national right, many social scientists say an affirmative ruling in the landmark case would also deliver psychological dividends to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Health Highlights: June 25, 2015

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