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HealthDay News - June 13, 2016

Health Tip: Take Steps to Stay Mentally Healthy

(HealthDay News) -- Mental health is as important as physical health, so take steps to keep yourself well.

Childhood Sleep Guidelines Vary by Age

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A good night's sleep makes for perkier, better-behaved children. But how much sleep is enough?

The Childhood Incidents That Increase Later Suicide Risk

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who witnessed parental domestic violence in childhood are at increased risk for suicide attempts, a new study finds.

HIV Infection Seems to Affect Nervous System

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many newly infected HIV patients experience neurological problems, but they tend to be mild and they subside after antiretroviral drugs are given, a new study finds.

E-Cigarettes a Gateway to Smoking for Teens: Study

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens in the United States who use electronic cigarettes are six times more likely to move on to traditional cigarettes compared to kids who never use the devices, a new study reports.

Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease a Dangerous Combo

SATURDAY, June 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Prospects for people with type 2 diabetes and heart disease may be grimmer than previously believed, researchers report.

Tight Blood Sugar Control Helps Fight Diabetic Eye Disease

SATURDAY, June 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive blood sugar control appears to reduce the risk of eye disease progression in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study says.

Kids Gain From More 'Dad Time'

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fathers play a unique and important role in their children's development, a new report shows.

Diabetes Doesn't Doom Seniors to Disability

SATURDAY, June 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- American seniors with diabetes are starting to live longer without disabilities, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: June 13, 2016

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

Antibiotics May Blunt Breast-Feeding's Benefits

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Early use of antibiotics may dampen some of the benefits of breast-feeding, a new study suggests.