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HealthDay News - June 08, 2016

Health Tip: Enjoy an Active Summer

(HealthDay News) -- This summer, take advantage of the warm weather to get active, fit and healthy.

Health Tip: Laxatives Have Side Effects

(HealthDay News) -- Laxatives can have unpleasant side effects, especially when overused.

Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD

WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study supports a claim parents have long made about children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- kids with ADHD don't sleep as well as other kids.

Cancer's Heavy Financial Burden

WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many cancer patients can't afford to see their doctor or take the medications they've been prescribed, a new study finds.

Electroacupuncture Helped Ease Carpal Tunnel in Study

TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research raises the possibility that an electrical form of acupuncture could become a useful treatment for the common wrist overuse condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Mentally Ill Still Gain Illegal Possession of Guns, Study Shows

TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Almost two-thirds of violent gun crime arrests among the mentally ill were people who were already legally prohibited from having a firearm, a new study from Florida reveals.

Marriage a Boost for Heart Attack Survivors

WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Married people are more likely to survive a heart attack and leave the hospital sooner than single people, a new British study finds.

Hey Drivers: Hands-Free Cellphones Not Risk-Free

WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Talking on a hands-free phone while driving may be just as distracting and dangerous as using a hand-held phone, according to a new study.

Does DNA Determine Success in Life?

WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Your genes may play a part in whether or not you'll enjoy career and financial success, researchers suggest.

Parents: Stay Mum on Daughter's Weight

WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents need to be cautious about what they say to their daughters about their weight, new research says.

Health Highlights: June 8, 2016

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