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July 09, 2015

Health Tip: Finding Time for Exercise

(HealthDay News) -- Caring for kids or preparing meals can interfere with finding time for exercise.

Health Tip: Opt for Friendlier Flea Control

(HealthDay News) -- If you're against using chemical flea prevention methods, there are environmentally friendly options.

Painkiller Overdoses Often Involve 'Pharmacy Shopping'

WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of all deaths resulting from an overdose of narcotic painkillers involved Medicaid recipients who used multiple pharmacies to fill their prescriptions, a new study finds.

Smoking, Preterm Births Increase a Woman's Heart Disease Risk

THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who smoke and have had a premature baby are at significantly higher risk for heart disease, a new study finds.

Cholera Vaccine Helps Prevent Serious Illness

THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An vaccine in a pill protects children and adults against severe cholera, a new study shows.

Deaths From High Blood Pressure Should Plummet Under 'Obamacare': Study

THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. deaths from blood pressure-related diseases are expected to drop substantially during the coming decades because of improved health coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act, a new study reports.

No Change in Number of 'Living Wills' by U.S. Cancer Patients: Study

THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- End-of-life care can be fraught with difficult decisions, but a new study finds that since 2000 there has been no increase in the number of Americans with cancer who compose "living wills" to help guide the process.

Another Study Sees Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defects

WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research provides more evidence of a possible link between antidepressant use early in pregnancy and a small increased risk of birth defects.

Many Overweight or Obese Teens Don't See the Problem

THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many overweight and obese teens don't believe they have a weight problem, a new study finds.

Newly Enlisted Army Soldiers at Risk of Attempted Suicide: Study

THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Among U.S. Army personnel, enlisted soldiers on their first tour of duty appear to be most at risk for attempted suicide, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: July 9, 2015

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