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July 21, 2016
Health Tip: Easing Bunions
(HealthDay News) -- Bunions are painful bumps that develop on the side of the big toe
Health Tip: Considering a Sleep Study?
(HealthDay News) -- If you can't find a way to get to sleep, a sleep study may help you figure out what's behind your insomnia.
Living Past 90 Doesn't Doom You to Disease, Disability
THURSDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- What if you could live well into your 90s and still be in good health?
Chickens Make Malaria Mosquitoes Fly the Coop
THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although a chicken may seem a strange choice for a bedfellow, sleeping with a poultry partner next to your bed could protect you from malaria, a new study suggests.
Noisy Homes Can Slow a Toddler's Vocabulary
THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Background noise can hamper a toddler's ability to learn new words, a new study suggests.
Is Surgery Always Needed for Meniscal Tears of the Knee?
WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A meniscal tear is a common and disabling knee injury affecting many Americans at some point in their lives.
Scans Not Worthwhile for Most Thyroid Cancers: Study
THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having scans after treatment does not improve thyroid cancer patients' chances of survival, a new study shows.
Helping a Child Manage a Chronic Illness
THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who feel confident handling a chronic illness on their own appear better able to learn to manage their health as adults, a new study finds.
Omega-3s in Fish Tied to Better Colon Cancer Outcomes
THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who take in higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, mainly from oily fish, may have better odds of survival, a new study finds.
Much-Maligned Pigeon May Be a Lead Detective
WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Though pigeons are generally considered a city-dwelling nuisance, researchers have found that these "rats of the sky" can be used to monitor levels of lead and other toxic compounds in cities.
Health Highlights: July 21, 2016
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Cancer Experts Criticize Report on Rising Prostate Cancer Numbers
THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A headline-grabbing report earlier this week claimed that new cases of advanced prostate cancer in the United States had skyrocketed 72 percent in the past decade.
1 in 10 Americans Has Experienced Ringing in the Ears
THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- One in 10 Americans has experienced ringing in the ears, a condition called tinnitus, and that is likely the result of prolonged exposure to loud noises, new research suggests.
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