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August 05, 2015

Health Tip: Smoking Can Lead to Bone Injury

(HealthDay News) -- Most people know that smoking is bad for your lungs and heart, but experts say it also may take a toll on your bones and muscles.

Health Tip: Spot the Signs of Heat Stroke

(HealthDay News) -- Heat stroke occurs when the body's heat-regulating system fails to work properly due to high temperatures.

Boy, Girl Newborns Show Spinal Differences: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The spines of boys and girls aren't the same size at birth, a new study shows.

Hysterectomy at Younger Age Tied to Heart Disease Risks

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hysterectomy is associated with an increased likelihood of cardiovascular risk factors and disease, especially among younger women, a new study suggests.

Smoking, Early Menopause May Shorten Life Span: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking and early menopause are a dangerous combination that might shorten life span, a new Swedish study warns.

Birth Control Pills May Cut Women's Odds for Uterine Cancer

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that birth control pills may also help shield women from uterine cancer.

People With Type 2 Diabetes Do Benefit From Blood Sugar Checks

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Personalized blood sugar self-monitoring benefits people with type 2 diabetes even if they're not taking insulin, a new small study shows.

Spicing Up Your Meals Might Extend Your Life

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some like it hot, and a new study finds that folks who favor spicy foods might also have a lower risk of premature death.

Common Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Tolerance for Alcohol

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have the most popular type of weight-loss surgery are far less able to handle alcohol after their procedure, a small, new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Aug 5, 2015

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

Weight-Loss Surgery's Benefits May Fade With Time, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although weight-loss surgery may produce initial dramatic weight loss and improve type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests that in the long run, many people regain weight and see their diabetes return.

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