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July 11, 2016

Health Tip: Caring for Foot Ulcers

(HealthDay News) -- Foot ulcers are wounds that commonly develop under the big toe or on the balls of the feet. They're common among people with diabetes.

Health Tip: Cooking Frozen Food

(HealthDay News) -- Even frozen food should be prepared correctly to minimize your risk of getting sick.

Study Suggests Type 2 Diabetes-Cancer Link

MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of cancer may be higher the decade before -- and three months following -- a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, new research suggests.

Common Surgeries Raise Risk for Opioid Dependence: Study

MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- After knee surgery and other common operations, patients have an elevated risk of growing dependent on opioid painkillers, a new study finds.

Are Blood Transfusions From Younger or Female Donors Riskier?

MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Red blood cell transfusions from young or female donors may lead to lower survival rates for recipients, according to a new Canadian study.

Are E-Cigs Slowing Teen Anti-Smoking Push?

MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Declines in teenage smoking in the United States may be slowing because of the popularity of electronic cigarettes, a new study contends.

Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails

MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If your kid's nail-biting or thumb-sucking habit drives you nuts, you'll be happy to hear that a new study suggests those habits may have a health benefit.

Concussion Rates Have Doubled Among U.S. Kids

SUNDAY, July 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Concussion rates are rising sharply among U.S. kids and teens, researchers report.

Health Highlights: July 11, 2016

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

Acne Treatment Differin Gel Approved for OTC Use

MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The once-daily acne treatment Differin Gel 0.1% (adapalene) has been approved for over-the counter use among people 12 and older, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

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