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HealthDay News - July 14, 2016

Health Tip: Keep Spinach Fresher

(HealthDay News) -- Proper storage of fresh spinach helps retain its freshness and nutritional value longer.

Health Tip: When Potty Training Doesn't Go Well

(HealthDay News) -- If your child seems ready but struggles with potty training, parents should try to figure out why.

Is Swimming Safe in Areas With the Freshwater 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba?

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The headlines are terrifying, and the story details are even worse as you read about a child who goes for a swim in a lake or river and then falls prey to a "brain-eating amoeba."

Road Rage Rampant in America

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Next time you're ready to make a rude gesture when another driver cuts you off in traffic, take a deep breath.

Early Bedtime for Preschoolers, Healthier Weight Later?

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sending preschoolers off to bed early may bring them an unexpected benefit: less chance of obesity when they are teens.

Normal Weight May Not Protect Against Diabetes

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes has long been considered a disease of the overweight and obese, but a new study challenges that notion. It finds nearly one in five normal-weight people has prediabetes -- a condition that can lead to type 2 diabetes.

Weight Loss Might Reduce Cancer Risk: Study

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight and obese women who lose weight may lower their odds of developing cancer as their levels of cancer-linked proteins drop, a new study suggests.

Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is nearly three times more deadly for men than it is for women, new research suggests.

CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are warning about the dangers of "medical tourism" after at least 18 women from the East Coast became infected with a disfiguring bacteria following plastic surgery procedures they had in the Dominican Republic.