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July 22, 2015

Health Tip: Start a Grill Fire Safely

(HealthDay News) -- Starting a grill can be dangerous, even one that uses charcoal. You can literally get burned if you aren't careful.

Health Tip: Strengthen Your Child's Hands

(HealthDay News) -- As your preschooler grows, so do the hands and fingers. Playtime helps strengthen little hands to prepare them for writing and other skills.

Low Birth Weight Tied to Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk Decades Later

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your risk for type 2 diabetes might be affected by both your birth weight and your lifestyle, a new study suggests.

Pain Often Hinders Seniors With Dementia

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly Americans with dementia who live at home may need help managing their pain, a new study suggests.

Teen Drinking, Smoking on the Decline, U.S. Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although more American teens are using marijuana, their use of alcohol and cigarettes has decreased, a new study finds.

High Soda Intake May Boost Diabetes Risk, Even Without Obesity

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you are slim or obese, if you drink lots of sugary soda or other sweetened drinks you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a new analysis reveals.

U.S. Teens Waiting Longer to Have Sex: CDC

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Less than half of U.S. teenagers aged 15 to 19 are having sex, a rate dramatically lower than it was a quarter-century ago, a new federal government report shows.

PTSD Symptoms Persist for Thousands of Vietnam Vets, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than a quarter-million Vietnam veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms today, four decades after the war's end, a new study estimates. And at least one-third of them have major depression as well.

Health Highlights: July 22, 2015

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