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HealthDay News - June 14, 2016

Shouting? The 'Silent Treatment'? How Spouses Argue Linked to Physical Ills

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- How spouses disagree may predict which ones are more likely to develop certain ailments down the road, new research suggests.

Health Tip: Coping With Itchy Skin

(HealthDay News) -- Itchy skin may be a warning sign of diabetes. Scratch too much, and you could trigger an infection.

Health Tip: Use a Cleaner Toothbrush

(HealthDay News) -- Bacteria and other germs can set up shop in your toothbrush, so it's important to take steps to keep it cleaner.

Got a Spare 15 Minutes? A Little Exercise May Boost Life Span

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just 15 minutes of exercise a day may lower older adults' risk of early death by one-fifth, a new study suggests.

Diabetes Drug Victoza May Help the Heart: Study

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The blood sugar-lowering drug Victoza (liraglutide) cuts the risk of heart attack and stroke in type 2 diabetes patients, a new study finds.

Brains of Teens With Type 2 Diabetes May Have Gray Matter Differences

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with type 2 diabetes may have differences in gray matter in their brains, a small study found.

Zika Could Spread in Southern Europe This Summer

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Zika virus could spread in southern Europe this summer if it's introduced to the region by infected travelers, researchers warn.

Opioid Painkillers Raise Deadly Heart Risks for Some: Study

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While the dangers of overdose among patients prescribed powerful opioid painkillers such as Oxycontin and fentanyl are well known, a new study found unexpected heart risks with the medications.

Health Highlights: June 14, 2016

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

5 Diet Drugs: Which Ones Work?

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Any of the prescription weight-loss drugs on the market can help obese people shed pounds, although some seem more effective than others, a new study finds.