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May 19, 2016

Health Tip: Going Low-Calorie?

(HealthDay News) -- Calorie restriction sounds like the right idea when you want to lose weight. But cutting too many calories isn't helpful and could backfire.

Health Tip: Watch Medication Use During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- Women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant should be careful about taking medications.

'Sunscreen' Gene May Guard Against Skin Cancer

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've identified a so-called "sunscreen" gene that may help protect against skin cancer.

Sex, Breast Milk May Have Helped Spread Ebola in Africa

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola virus was transmitted by semen and breast milk during the latter stages of the outbreak in Sierra Leone, a new study shows.

U.S. Motorcycle Deaths Up 10 Percent in Last Year

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Motorcyclist deaths in the United States topped 5,000 last year -- a 10 percent increase from 2014, according to a new report.

Aspirin After Mini-Stroke May Help Prevent Full-Blown Stroke

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin immediately after a mini-stroke significantly reduces the risk of a major stroke, a new study suggests.

Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who've had a cesarean delivery in the past should not plan a home birth because they face a higher risk for complications, researchers warn.

Asian-Americans in Better Health Than Other U.S. Adults

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Asian-Americans are healthier than other U.S. adults.

Melanoma Drug Boosting Survival for Many, Study Shows

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug for advanced melanoma is dramatically shifting the odds in favor of patients, extending survival for many and even curing some.

Health Highlights: May 19, 2016

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

25 Million Americans Will Struggle With Vision Problems by 2050

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As baby boomers age, the number of Americans with vision problems and blindness is expected to double over the next three decades, a new study suggests.

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