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HealthDay News - June 30, 2016

Health Tip: When Your Blood Glucose Rises

(HealthDay News) -- Blood glucose is supposed to be regulated by the pancreatic hormone insulin. But for various reasons, the process doesn't work correctly among people with diabetes.

Health Tip: Choosing the Right Potty Seat

(HealthDay News) -- The right potty seat can help your child feel comfortable, so it's important to make the right choice.

Uncle Sam Wants You ... Slimmer

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Military personnel are expected to meet strict weight and body fat standards. But one in five U.S. military service members is obese, new research shows.

Video May Aid End-of-Life Decision-Making

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Watching a video about end-of-life care options may help patients with advanced heart failure choose the approach best for them, a new study finds.

Inherited Cholesterol Disorder Significantly Boosts Heart Risks

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who inherit a genetic disorder that causes high levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol have an increased risk for heart disease and hardened arteries, a new study finds.

Zika Brain Damage May Occur in Babies With Normal-Sized Heads

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In the ongoing crisis around Zika-linked birth defects, attention has been largely focused on infants born with too-small heads, or microcephaly.

FDA Says 'No' to Eating Raw Cookie Dough

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Before you lick that raw cookie dough off your spoon, know that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against it.

Gene Tied to Breast Cancer Raises Uterine Cancer Risk Too

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a gene mutation known as BRCA1 have an increased risk for a deadly form of uterine cancer, a new study finds.

Men Face Greater Risk of Cardiac Arrest: Study

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men are significantly more likely to have their heart stop suddenly than women are, a new study finds.

Malaria Vaccine Protection Short-Lived in Young Children

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The world's most promising malaria vaccine appears to offer short-lived protection, fading away within a matter of years, a new clinical trial reveals.

Health Highlights: June 30, 2016

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