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June 05, 2017

Diet Journaling Made Easier

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's the dieter's Catch-22:

Health Tip: How to Spot a Sprained Neck

(HealthDay News) -- A car crash or upper-body injury can cause significant pain that could point to a sprained muscle or ligament in the neck.

Health Tip: Get Your Workout on a Mountain Bike

(HealthDay News) -- To get a great workout while escaping the hustle and bustle of local traffic, hit the trails on a mountain bike.

Pregnancy Doesn't Raise Odds for Breast Cancer's Return

SATURDAY, June 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news for younger breast cancer survivors: Pregnancy does not seem to increase the chances that their disease will return, researchers report.

Reporting Symptoms Online to Docs Helps Cancer Patients Live Longer

SUNDAY, June 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When people with advanced cancer report their symptoms to health care providers using an online program, they may live longer, a new study suggests.

Breast-Feeding May Reduce Pain From C-Section

SATURDAY, June 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding for a longer time may help women reduce the risk of chronic pain after a cesarean delivery, a new study suggests.

Implantable Defibrillator May Not Mean End to Sports

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Competitive sports may be safe for many athletes who have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), new research suggests.

Are Many A-Fib Patients Getting the Wrong Dose?

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in six Americans who takes newer blood thinners for the heart rhythm problem atrial fibrillation may not receive the proper dose, a new study suggests.

Drug Helps Fight Breast Tumors Tied to 'Cancer Genes'

SUNDAY, June 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A twice-daily pill could help some advanced breast cancer patients avoid or delay follow-up sessions of chemotherapy, a new clinical trial reports.

When a Divorce Turns Bitter, Kids' Immune Systems May Pay a Price

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An unfriendly divorce can raise a child's risk of colds in adulthood, a new study suggests.

Can Sharing Your Bedroom With Baby Come With Risks?

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's healthiest to evict infants from their parents' bedroom at 6 months of age, suggests new research that runs counter to national guidelines.

Cancer Drug Helps Some Kids With Rare Type of Leukemia

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The cancer drug dasatinib shows promise in treating children with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) caused by the gene BCR-ABL, also known as the Philadelphia chromosome, researchers report.

Experimental Gene-Targeted Drug Hits Cancer Where It Lives

SATURDAY, June 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug that targets a specific gene mutation can battle a range of advanced cancers in adults and children, researchers are reporting.

Cirrhosis Could Raise Stroke Risk

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cirrhosis -- a stiffening of liver tissue that's often tied to excessive drinking of alcohol -- may also raise an older person's odds for a stroke, a new study suggests.

Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths May Be Underestimated: Study

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. medical examiners and coroners may not accurately classify some sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs) because they don't all follow the same procedures when investigating and classifying such deaths, according to new research.

Drug Extends Lives of Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer: Studies

SATURDAY, June 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men with advanced prostate cancer might be able to avoid chemotherapy by taking an additional anti-testosterone pill along with standard hormone therapy, a pair of new clinical trials show.

Moving Toward a Better Blood Pressure Pill

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Combining low doses of several different blood pressure drugs may be better than using a standard dose of just one medication, a new review of past studies suggests.

Health Highlights: June 5, 2017

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

Americans Buying Less Salt-Laden Foods

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' addiction to salt may be waning, as food manufacturers gradually cut amounts in their products and consumers opt for less salty fare, a new study suggests.

Gene-Targeted Drugs Fight Advanced Lung Cancers

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two drugs that target genetic flaws are giving people with specific types of advanced lung cancer a chance to live longer and better, a pair of new clinical trials finds.

Gene-Based Therapy May Thwart a Tough Blood Cancer

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Genetically tuning a person's own immune cells to target cancer appears to provide long-lasting protection against a blood cancer called multiple myeloma, an early trial from China shows.

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