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July 17, 2015

Health Tip: Stay Safe During a Lightning Storm

(HealthDay News) -- Yes, the safest place during a lightening storm is indoors, but even inside you should take precautions.

Health Tip: Dig Into Healthier Southern Foods

(HealthDay News) -- Fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and other goodies are popular southern foods, but they often pack plenty of fat and salt.

Could That Before-Dinner Drink Make You Eat More?

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a drink before dinner really may make some people eat more -- by focusing the brain's attention on food aromas, a small study suggests.

Why Skin Wrinkles More Around the Eyes

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Facial wrinkles -- such as so-called "laugh lines" or "crow's feet" -- are the bane of many aging adults. Now, new research on cadavers may offer some insight into why some skin creases are more pronounced than others.

Talk Therapy May Help Ease Insomnia, Even With Other Health Woes

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Talk therapy may help treat insomnia in people with physical or mental health problems, a new study suggests.

Many Obese Teens Don't Think They're Fat, Study Shows

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of overweight and obese American teens don't think they have a weight problem, a new study shows.

Study Questions Radiation Use for 'Low-Risk' Prostate Cancers

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher doses of radiation may improve survival in men with medium- and high-risk prostate cancers, but it does not do the same for those with low-risk disease, a new study suggests.

Beach Sand, Not Water, More Likely to Make You Sick

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heading to the beach this weekend? A new study finds that when it comes to germs, beachgoers may have more to fear from the sand they sit on than the water they swim in.

Magnetic Pulses to Brain May Ease Ringing in the Ears

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Magnetic pulses to the brain may provide lasting relief to many people with tinnitus, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: July 17, 2015

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