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June 26, 2015

Health Tip: Dealing With a Bee Sting

(HealthDay News) -- Most bee stings involve less-than-severe allergic reactions that don't require emergency medical care.

Health Tip: Swimming Safely

(HealthDay News) -- Having a swimming pool or hot tub in the back yard can pose a drowning danger for young children.

Statins Might Reduce Complications After Major Lung Surgery

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins might help reduce major complications after lung surgery, new research suggests.

Could Brain Scans Help Guide Treatment for OCD?

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Psychotherapy can help some people avoid the disruptive behaviors linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and a new study suggests that brain scans can help spot those patients for whom the therapy will be most effective.

New Rapid Ebola Test Shows Promise in African Clinics

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new rapid-detection test that diagnoses Ebola within minutes could improve treatment of the deadly virus and help health care workers contain outbreaks, researchers say.

Common Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Odds in Menopausal Women

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women prescribed a common class of antidepressants to ease menopausal symptoms may face a long-term rise in their risk for bone fracture, a new study suggests.

In Wake of High Court Ruling, What's Next for Obamacare

THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Affordable Care Act will grow stronger in the next few years, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the controversial health reform law for a second time.

Health Highlights: June 26, 2015

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

Supreme Court's Nod to Gay Marriage a Psychological Boost to Couples: Experts

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision on Friday now guarantees the right to marriage for same-sex couples across the nation.

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