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HealthDay News - July 08, 2016

Health Tip: Keep Lead From Your Home

(HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to even small amounts of lead can face a host of physical and mental development problems.

Health Tip: Balancing Exercise and Nutrition

(HealthDay News) -- Eating and drinking nutritious foods can help you build muscle and sustain enough energy for tough workouts.

Don't Let Burns Spoil Your Summer Fun

FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As summer kicks into high gear, be sure your fun isn't marred by fires or burns, an expert says.

Beware Whole Body Cryotherapy Claims, FDA Warns

FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Whole body cryotherapy -- a trendy treatment that has been used for everything from arthritis pain to Alzheimer's -- may pose serious health risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

Stigma Prolongs Global HIV Epidemic Among Gays

THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High rates of HIV among gay and bisexual men continue in many regions of the world because of discriminatory laws and lack of access to preventive services, a new study finds.

Obese Preschoolers More Likely to Be Hospitalized

FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese preschoolers are two to three times more likely to end up in the hospital than their healthy weight peers are, new research suggests.

Are High School Athletes at Risk From Artificial Turf?

FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lower levels of fake soil in artificial turf -- a cost-saving move -- may be linked to sharply higher numbers of injuries among high school football players, new research suggests.

Why Breast Cancer Survivors Should Exercise

FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Excessive stress can lead to memory problems among breast cancer survivors, but exercise can help, according to new research.

Health Highlights: July 8, 2016

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

Could Statins Help Fight Cancer?

FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some cancer patients who take cholesterol-lowering statins may live longer than those not on these heart medications, a study from Britain suggests.

1st HPV Test for Use With Preservative Fluid

FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Roche's cobas HPV Test -- the first diagnostic to be used with cervical cells obtained for a Pap test and collected in SurePath Preservative Fluid.