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HealthDay News - June 24, 2016

Health Tip: Coping With Scalp Psoriasis

(HealthDay News) -- If dry, itchy scalp psoriasis is bothering you, there are things you can do to help bring it under control.

Health Tip: Skip Traditional Barbequed Food

(HealthDay News) -- Enjoy the summer ritual of barbequing without derailing your healthy eating plan.

DNA Tests May Spot Brain Infections

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic testing may help diagnose or rule out brain infections, researchers report.

Five New Genes Linked to Colon Cancer

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have identified five new gene mutations that may be tied to colon cancer.

Smoking May Hinder Common Breast Cancer Treatment

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may blunt the effectiveness of a certain kind of breast cancer treatment, new research suggests.

Many Could Face Steep Rise in Obamacare Premiums for 2017

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many buyers of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act need to brace themselves for sharply higher premiums in 2017, analysts and insurance brokers say.

Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Attack Death

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes are much more likely to die after a heart attack than people without the blood sugar condition, a new study finds.

Opioid Update: Painkiller Misuse in U.S. Doubled in Decade

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More bad news from the U.S. drug wars: Misuse of prescription opioid painkillers by American adults more than doubled from the early 2000s to 2013, a new government study says.

Health Highlights: June 24, 2016

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

Flint's Lead-Contamination Crisis 'Entirely Preventable'

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Analysis of blood samples from young children of Flint, Mich., shows they had much more lead in their blood when the city used local drinking water in an effort to cut costs, a new U.S. government study reveals.