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HealthDay News - June 22, 2016

Health Tip: Don't Overeat at Restaurants

(HealthDay News) -- A larger portion at a restaurant may seem like a bargain, but negative health consequences may make it cost more in the long run.

Health Tip: Get Checked for High Blood Pressure

(HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure is quite common, but is often undiagnosed.

Irregular Heartbeat More Deadly in Blacks: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans with a common heart rhythm disorder are at higher risk than whites for serious heart complications and death, a new study finds.

A Little Guidance Is Key to Getting That Cancer Screen

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The use of patient navigators -- people who help patients receive health care services -- improved cancer screening rates among low-income and ethnic minority patients, a new study reports.

Many Male Docs May Overlook Female Heart Risks: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many male primary care doctors regard heart disease as a man's issue and don't assess risk in female patients, a new French study finds.

Behavior Woes Hamper Boys More Than Girls in School: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Behavior problems are more likely to hold boys back in school than girls, a new study shows.

Australia's Gun Laws Silence Mass Shooters

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Since tighter gun laws were introduced in Australia 20 years ago, there hasn't been a single mass shooting in that country, researchers report.

Alternative Medicine Taking Hold Among Americans: Report

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans spend a good chunk of their health care dollars on alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care and natural supplements, a new government report shows.

Health Highlights: June 22, 2016

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