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HealthDay News - June 03, 2016

Health Tip: If Your Child Is Allergic to Dust

(HealthDay News) -- If your child has a dust allergy, keeping the sniffles away can be a real challenge.

Health Tip: Get Enough Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- Not getting enough sleep can worsen depression, experts say.

Many Take Opioids Months After Hip, Knee Replacements

FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A significant number of patients continue to take powerful prescription opioid painkillers many months after joint replacement surgery, a new study shows.

Many Addicts Going Without Meds That Curb Opioid Abuse

FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is in the grip of an epidemic of opioid abuse. However, new research suggests that drugs that help addicts kick their habit after hospitalization are too seldom used.

1 in 5 Ovarian Cancer Patients Doesn't Get Life-Extending Surgery: Study

FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery may significantly extend ovarian cancer patients' lives, but one in five women does not have the procedure, a new study finds.

Weight-Loss Surgery May Boost Survival

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery might significantly lower obese people's risk of premature death, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: June 3, 2016

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

Report Hints Zika Can Spread Through Oral Sex

FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new report from France suggests that the Zika virus can be transmitted through oral sex.