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HealthDay News - June 09, 2016

Health Tip: Need a Lung Function Test?

(HealthDay News) -- A lung function test measures how well your lungs are working, helping your doctor diagnose the cause and severity of any problems with your breathing.

Health Tip: Recognizing Low Self-Esteem

(HealthDay News) -- Parents should recognize the warning signs of low self-esteem and help their children overcome it.

No Sex Please, I'm a Stressed New Mom

WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- First-time parents may see their sex life hit the skids if mom feels stressed about her parenting skills, a new study suggests.

Antibiotics Overprescribed for Possible STDs: Study

THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Three-quarters of emergency room patients who received antibiotics to treat suspected sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) tested negative for the infections, a new study showed.

6 Ways Women Can Take Care of Their Tickers

THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women, but there are a number of preventive measures women can take, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Americans Living Longer and Better

THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans aren't just living longer, they're living more years without disabilities, too, a new study shows.

Better Lung Cancer Survival? There's an App for That

THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new smartphone app may help lung cancer patients live longer and better by monitoring their symptoms and alerting doctors to potential problems, researchers report.

Less Heart Care, More Strokes for Women?

THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women in the United States with the common heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation are more likely than men with the condition to suffer a stroke, a new study shows.

Study Questions Use of Antidepressants for Children, Teens

WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Treating children and teens suffering from depression with antidepressants may be both ineffective and potentially dangerous, a new analysis suggests.

California Enacts Right-to-Die Law

THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- California on Thursday becomes the fifth and largest state in the country to allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives.

Health Highlights: June 9, 2016

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