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July 20, 2015

Health Tip: Avoid These Things Before Bedtime

(HealthDay News) -- If you're not getting enough sleep, it could be due to your activities before you hit the hay.

Health Tip: Are You Allergic to Latex?

(HealthDay News) -- Latex is a rubbery sap produced by trees that is used in many products, from balloons to rubber gloves. Latex allergy is common, and symptoms vary.

Could a Saliva Test Help Spot Alzheimer's?

SUNDAY, July 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's still very early, but scientists say a test based on a patient's saliva might someday help detect Alzheimer's disease.

Too Much TV, Too Little Exercise When Young May Hasten Mental Decline Later

MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Take heed, couch potatoes: Excessive TV time in young adulthood might raise your odds for mental decline decades later, a new study suggests.

Many Don't Tell Docs About Using Alternative Therapies for Pain

MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans with chronic pain who use alternative therapies -- such as acupuncture -- don't discuss these treatments with their doctors, a new study finds.

Could Antibiotics Raise a Child's Risk for Juvenile Arthritis?

MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Here's yet another reason not to overuse antibiotics: Children treated with the antibacterial drugs may face a greater risk for developing juvenile arthritis, new research suggests.

Antibiotics Myths Still Common Among Parents

MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American parents still have misconceptions about when their children should receive antibiotics and what the medications do, a new study finds.

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 1 diabetes may face a greater risk of developing thinking and memory problems as they age compared to the general population, new research suggests.

As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer's Rates Will Soar

MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people with Alzheimer's disease is set to skyrocket in the United States due to the aging of the baby-boom generation, and the cost of caring for these patients will devour a large chunk of Medicare's budget, a new study suggests.

Will Good Students Be Able to Sidestep Alzheimer's?

MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kids at the head of the class not only have better college and job prospects, they may also stave off Alzheimer's disease, two new studies suggest.

Health Highlights: July 20, 2015

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