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June 02, 2016

Health Tip: Get a Stress Test

(HealthDay News) -- A stress test measures your heart's response when it's under stress during exercise. The test can help identify serious heart problems, such as coronary artery disease.

Health Tip: Diabetes Can Harm Your Feet

(HealthDay News) -- Foot problems are common among people with diabetes. Even a simple injury can turn into a big problem if you don't catch and treat it quickly.

'Hard' Tap Water Linked to Eczema in Babies

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "Hard," mineral-laden water may increase the risk of a baby getting the skin condition eczema, a new British study suggests.

Clean Pools Can Still Pose Health Hazards

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nothing seems better on a hot day than hopping into a cool swimming pool.

Delays in Spotting Dementia Can Bring Dangers

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A delay in diagnosing dementia can put people at risk, a new study suggests.

Base Quit-Smoking Day on Menstrual Cycle?

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain weeks of a woman's menstrual cycle may be better than others for quitting smoking, a small study suggests.

Florida's Tougher Laws May Be Cutting Opioid Prescriptions

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The top prescribers of opioid painkillers in Florida wrote far fewer prescriptions for those drugs the year after the state implemented tough new drug policies, a new study reveals.

U.S. Teen Birth Rate Continues to Fall, Hits New Record Low

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of babies born to American teenaged girls fell another 8 percent in 2015, reaching a new record low.

Mindfulness Meditation Seems to Soothe Breast Cancer Survivors

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mindfulness meditation seems to help breast cancer patients better manage symptoms of fatigue, anxiety and fear of recurrence, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: June 2, 2016

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

15.5 Million Americans Now Surviving Cancer: Report

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors in the United States reached record numbers this year -- 15.5 million -- and the American Cancer Society predicts they'll total more than 20 million in another decade.

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