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July 01, 2015

Many U.S. AIDS Patients Still Die When 'Opportunistic' Infections Strike

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even after the advent of powerful medications for suppressing HIV, a new study finds that more than one-third of people in San Francisco who were diagnosed with an AIDS-related infection died within five years.

Health Tip: Massage Therapy Has Its Limits

(HealthDay News) -- Many people say there's nothing quite as soothing as a deep, penetrating massage.

Health Tip: Log Symptoms in a Headache Diary

(HealthDay News) -- A headache journal can help you track symptoms and determine possible triggers for your chronic pain.

Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sexually active teenage girls who are obese are less likely to use birth control than teens who aren't overweight, a new study reports.

Extracurricular Sports May Give Kids' Academics a Boost

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extracurricular sports may help children develop the discipline they need to succeed in the classroom, a new study suggests.

Surging Food Supply Linked to Global Obesity Epidemic

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The global obesity epidemic is linked to an oversupply of food available for human consumption, a new study suggests.

Red Cross Urges Americans to Give Blood During Fourth of July

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans make plans for the Fourth of July holiday, and the American Red Cross is hoping many of them will also consider donating blood or platelets.

Fireworks Can Spark Bump in Air Pollution, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans know that fireworks can injure the eyes and hands, but these Fourth of July favorites can also take a toll on the lungs, a new study finds.

Indoor Tanning Rates Decline As Cancer Warnings Mount

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heeding warnings about increased cancer risks, a growing number of American adults are saying no to indoor tanning, a new government analysis suggests.

Health Highlights: July 1, 2015

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

Weight-Loss Surgery May Beat Diet, Exercise as Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a small study of obese patients, weight-loss surgery was better at keeping type 2 diabetes at bay than diet and exercise alone, researchers report.

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