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August 07, 2015

Health Tip: Set a Date to Lose the Weight

(HealthDay News) -- Planning to shed a few pounds before that upcoming wedding or party?

Health Tip: Avoid Bug Bites

(HealthDay News) -- Insect repellent can help keep the bugs away, and there are other things you can do to avoid the itch and pain of insect bites.

What Parents Can Do to Promote Good Dental Health

FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents can take several steps to make sure their kids maintain healthy dental habits when they head back to school, an expert says.

Skipping Breakfast a Bad Idea for People with Type 2 Diabetes

FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Running out the door without eating breakfast isn't a good idea for anyone, but new research suggests that for people with type 2 diabetes, skipping the morning meal may wreak havoc on blood sugar levels for the rest of the day.

Parents' Happiness Key to How Big Families Grow

FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who become less happy after the arrival of their first child are less likely to have more children, a new study finds.

Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections

THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An online program that encourages people to wash their hands reduced the spread of cold and flu viruses within families, a new study says.

Scientists Spot What Keeps Moles From Becoming Melanomas

FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A major genetic factor that prevents moles from turning into deadly melanoma skin cancer has been pinpointed by researchers.

Cutting Certain Carbs Might Not Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome

FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's little evidence that eliminating certain types of carbohydrates from their diet will benefit people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a new study finds.

Bodybuilder Supplement Abuse a Growing Concern

FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women striving for the "perfect" body have struggled with eating disorders for years, but researchers report that a new sort of eating disorder is emerging among men.

Health Highlights: Aug 7, 2015

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