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July 26, 2016

Health Tip: Soothe Baby's Cradle Cap

(HealthDay News) -- Scaly red patches of skin on baby's scalp are commonly called cradle cap. It's a form of seborrheic dermatitis, otherwise known as recurring or chronic eczema.

Health Tip: Hormones Can Affect Women's Dental Health

(HealthDay News) -- Hormones may affect a woman's dental health throughout her lifetime.

Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The seasonal flu vaccine may offer people with type 2 diabetes some protection against dying prematurely, a new study suggests.

Is Binge-Watching Hazardous to Your Health?

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Binge-watchers, beware: Too much time in front of the TV could boost your risk of death from a blood clot in the lung, researchers warn.

Put Birth Control in Place Right After Childbirth

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obstetrician-gynecologists should counsel pregnant women about use of long-acting reversible contraception, such as implants and IUDs, immediately after they give birth, a leading group of U.S. doctors says.

'Managing' Elderly Patients Without Powerful Antipsychotics

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- About 25 percent of dementia patients in U.S. nursing homes are still quieted with risky antipsychotic medications. Now, a small study suggests that managing these difficult patients, instead of medicating them, could obtain better results.

Are Stroke Centers Life Savers?

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The odds of surviving a stroke are slightly better for patients treated at hospitals with a specialized stroke department, known as primary stroke centers, a new study finds.

Teasing Out Where the Tokers Live

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you smoke pot might depend on what part of the United States you live in, a new survey suggests.

U.S. Panel Says Evidence 'Insufficient' to Recommend Skin Cancer Screenings

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There currently isn't enough scientific proof to recommend regular full-body exams for skin cancer as a means of preventing deaths from these cancers, a leading panel of U.S. preventive health experts has concluded.

'Heat Dome' Not Budging Until Week's End

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The massive "heat dome" that has blanketed the eastern United States with oppressive heat and humidity for days will not be budging before the end of the week, weather forecasters said Tuesday.

Health Highlights: July 26, 2016

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