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HealthDay News - June 01, 2016

Health Tip: Eat Healthier

(HealthDay News) -- The old adage that "you are what you eat" is true, nutrition experts say.

Health Tip: Make Time for Fitness

(HealthDay News) -- While it's tough to find time for a long workout, it's easier to squeeze in a few minutes of exercise during the day.

Flu Shot Helps Heart Failure Patients Avoid Hospital

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a flu shot reduces heart failure patients' risk of hospitalization, a new study shows.

Calling Your Kid 'Fat' Could Be Counterproductive

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Two studies highlight the complex relationship between parents' perceptions and their children's weights.

Women With Migraine May Face Higher Threat of Heart Disease, Stroke

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffer from migraine headaches may have a slightly increased risk of heart disease or stroke, a new study suggests.

Talking, Texting Teen Drivers Take Deadly Toll

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's an epidemic of distracted driving that's maiming -- and in too many cases -- killing people in crashes involving teen drivers, a new report shows.

I'll Take the One in the White Coat

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes, perceptions can make for good medicine, a new study suggests.

Most Americans Support Rise in Legal Smoking Age

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Highlighting tobacco's growing unpopularity, a new survey finds most Americans support pushing the legal smoking age even higher.

Girl With Zika Birth Defect Born at New Jersey Hospital

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A woman from Honduras who apparently became infected with the Zika virus in her home country gave birth Tuesday in a New Jersey hospital to a baby girl with the birth defect characteristic of the disease, officials said.

Long-Term Pot Use Tied to Gum Disease in Study

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking marijuana for decades may result in gum disease and potential tooth loss, a new study indicates.

Health Highlights: June 1, 2016

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

FDA Calls for Less Salt in Processed Foods

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants the food industry to cut back on the salt.