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HealthDay News - June 28, 2016

Walking: The Cheap, Easy Workout

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Walking is a simple and inexpensive exercise that has been shown to offer numerous benefits for bones, muscles and joints.

Health Tip: Toddlers Should Get Vitamins From Diet

(HealthDay News) -- It's disheartening when toddlers skip the vegetables and fruits you lovingly prepare.

Health Tip: Exercising After Joint Replacement

(HealthDay News) -- Having joint replacement surgery doesn't mean exercise is out of the picture.

Giving OD Antidote to Those Using Powerful Painkillers Might Save Lives

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In the wake of the musician Prince's death from a painkiller overdose, a new study suggests some opioid-related deaths could be prevented by routinely prescribing an antidote for certain patients who take the medications.

Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible'

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Studies involving mice support the effectiveness of two vaccine candidates against the Zika virus, scientists say.

Old Drug Boosts Brain's Memory Centers

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A long-used drug called methylene blue may rev up activity in brain regions involved in short-term memory and attention, a small study suggests.

Programs to Spot Painkiller Abuse Work, But Are Underused

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Programs to reduce prescription painkiller abuse are effective but underused, a new study suggests.

Doctors Swamped by 'E-Medicine' Demands

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors say they're drowning in electronic paperwork, feeling burned out and dissatisfied with their jobs thanks to countless hours spent filling out computerized medical forms, researchers report.

Health Highlights: June 28, 2016

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

Epclusa Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The combination drug Epclusa has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat the six major strains of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV).

Basketball Legend Pat Summitt's Death Points to Ravages of Early Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legendary coach Pat Summitt stared down myriad challenges as she thrust women's college basketball onto the world stage. But her greatest foe wasn't on the court -- it was Alzheimer's disease.