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HealthDay News - June 21, 2016

Health Tip: Exercising During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise may benefit both mom and baby during pregnancy, but it's always best to consult with your doctor before you begin.

Health Tip: Eat Mindfully to Help Shed Pounds

(HealthDay News) -- Eating slowly can help you make healthier choices, limit portions and even lose weight.

Do Too Many Lung Cancer Patients Miss Out on Surgery?

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with advanced lung cancer might live longer if treated surgically, but few go that route, new research indicates.

More Evidence Obamacare Is Lowering Numbers of Uninsured

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Michigan hospitals saw a rapid decrease in the number of uninsured patients after 'Obamacare' helped the state expand Medicaid, researchers report.

Exercise May Help Thwart Ovarian Cancer

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of exercise is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and of death from the disease, two new studies suggest.

'Love Hormone' Gene May Be Key to Social Life

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lower activity of a specific gene may affect a person's social behavior, including the ability to form healthy relationships, researchers say.

Nearly 10 Million Americans Are Severely Nearsighted

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- About 9.6 million Americans are severely nearsighted, a new study finds.

Zika's Delivery Via Mosquito Bite May Boost Its Effect

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The inflammation caused by a mosquito bite helps Zika and other viruses spread through the body more quickly, a new study in mice suggests.

Brain Tumors More Common in Better Educated, Wealthier Folks: Study

MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who have a college education, a professional career or a big paycheck may be more likely to be diagnosed with a brain tumor than people who are less well-off or not as educated, a new study reports.

Fertility Treatments Not Linked to Twins' Birth Defects

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Twins born after fertility treatments may be susceptible to different -- and fewer -- birth defects than other twins, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: June 21, 2016

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

Most Americans Are Eating Better

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Americans were eating healthier in 2012 than they were in 1999, a new study finds.