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HealthDay News - April 22, 2016

Retirement Can Be Golden for Your Health

THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although aging may mean more physical problems, retirement can help people lead healthier lives, a new study from Australia suggests.

Health Tip: Enjoy Hard-Boiled Eggs Safely

(HealthDay News) -- Hard-boiled eggs are a delectable treat, but make sure you prepare and store them properly.

Health Tip: Keep Skin Looking Young

(HealthDay News) -- Your skin may be exposed to plenty of things that can make it look older, including the sun, pollution and harsh skin-care products.

Take Precautions to Prevent Child Poisonings

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- From detergents to prescription medication, many common household items can poison children, an emergency medicine physician warns.

Let Safety Bloom in Your Garden This Season

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Gardening offers exercise and fresh food, but don't forget to protect yourself from potential hazards, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Cancer History May Affect Survival After Organ Transplant

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Organ transplant patients who previously had cancer may be at increased risk for new cancer and early death compared to organ recipients with no cancer history, new research suggests.

Celebrity Cases May Help Spur Rise in Double Mastectomies

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Media coverage of celebrities who battle breast cancer is not always balanced or thorough, and this skewed view may be one factor in the growing popularity of double mastectomies, a new study suggests.

Leading U.S. Pediatricians Oppose Transgender Bathroom Bill

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- North Carolina's new transgender bathroom law will harm already vulnerable children, says a leading group of U.S. pediatricians that wants the law repealed.

U.S. Suicide Rate Up 24 Percent Since 1999: CDC

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Suicide rates in the United States rose 24 percent between 1999 and 2014, with young girls and middle-aged men accounting for the largest increases, federal health officials reported Friday.

Heavy Pot Use in Teen Years Linked to Shortened Life

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who were heavy pot smokers in their teens may not live as long as those who did not use marijuana when they were young, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: April 22, 2016

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

FDA Proposes Ban on 'Shock' Device Used to Curb Self-Harm

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Electrical stimulation devices, used to treat self-harming or aggressive behaviors, should be banned, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday.