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HealthDay News - June 02, 2017

What You Need to Know About Antidepressants

FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Medication can help millions of people who struggle with depression, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Health Tip: Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy?

(HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy changes many parts of your body -- even your teeth, mouth and gums.

Health Tip: Get More Sleep if You Have a Cold

(HealthDay News) -- Trying to sleep with a cold can be a miserable battle. It may be difficult to breathe, and you're probably coughing, neither of which make it easy to sleep.

Deciding If Double Knee Replacement Is Right for You

FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients deciding whether to have a double knee replacement must carefully consider the pros and cons, an orthopedic surgeon says.

Shifting Weather Can Unleash Pollen 'Superburst'

FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The changeable weather that many areas of the United States experiences may lead to a pollen "superburst" -- and for allergy sufferers that may mean misery, a sinus specialist cautions.

Dark Skin No Shield From Deadly Skin Cancer

FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to what many believe, dark skin doesn't offer protection against deadly melanomas, an expert warns.

Compression Tights Won't Trim Running Times

THURSDAY, June 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're an avid runner and you think compression tights might shave a few seconds off your time, a new study begs to differ.

Air Mattresses Linked to More Than 100 Infant Deaths

FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An air mattress can be a dangerous place for babies, researchers warn.

Childhood Cancer Survivors Now Living Healthier Lives

FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For people who battled cancer in childhood, the prospects for a long life without cancer recurrence or chronic illness are better than ever, a new study finds.

Overcharging Common in U.S. Emergency Rooms

FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are routinely overcharged for emergency room care, and minority and uninsured patients are most likely to face this "price gouging," a new report suggests.

Is One Round of Radiation Enough for Spine Pain in Cancer Patients?

FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just one dose of radiation works as well as a full week of treatment to ease debilitating spinal pain in patients with advanced cancer, a new study shows.

Zika's Set to Return to Mainland U.S., But Budget Cuts Threaten Response

THURSDAY, June 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Zika virus will strike the continental United States again this summer, and looming federal budget cuts will make it hard for local officials to curb its spread, public health experts said Wednesday.

Conquering One Big Cancer Side Effect: Fear

FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer can be a frightening, nerve-wracking disease, and medical science often overlooks the emotional toll it takes on patients.

'Making the Best of It': Families Face the Heavy Burden of Alzheimer's

THURSDAY, June 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For Marilyn and Tom Oestreicher, their golden years were within reach.

The Cost of Bike Crashes in U.S. Tops $24 Billion a Year

FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Bicycling may be good for your health and the environment, but new research finds adult bike crashes cost more than $24 billion a year in the United States.

Baby Teeth Study Points to Links Between Autism, Lead Levels

FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An analysis of chemicals in baby teeth suggests that exposure to lead in pregnancy or shortly after birth might make infants more vulnerable to developing autism.

Health Highlights: June 2, 2017

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