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HealthDay News - June 06, 2017

Add Fiber Without Extra Calories

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Are you getting enough fiber in your diet? According to the National Fiber Council, if you're like most Americans, the answer is no.

Health Tip: What's My Target Blood Glucose?

(HealthDay News) -- Monitoring your blood glucose helps keep diabetes in check and complications at bay.

Health Tip: Make Healthier Choices for Weight Loss

(HealthDay News) -- A diet often means being hungry and craving all the foods you can't have, which can spark giving into temptation and overeating.

Why Teen Mental Ability Surges While Brain Shrinks

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have an answer to a persistent and quirky puzzle about brain development.

Chronic Pain Common in Adults With Depression, Anxiety

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic pain afflicts about half of adults who have anxiety or depression, a new study finds.

'Recovery-Oriented' Talk Therapy May Help Curb Schizophrenia

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A type of talk therapy may provide lasting benefits for schizophrenia patients, a new study suggests.

Can Drug Company Perks Sway Cancer Docs' Prescriptions?

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer doctors who receive freebies from pharmaceutical companies are more likely to prescribe drugs produced by those companies, a new study reports.

Publicly Funded Cancer Trials Gained Americans 3 Million More Years

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Public-funded trials have significantly extended the lives of people diagnosed with cancer, according to new research.

Just 10 Cigarettes During Pregnancy Can Harm Kids

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to women who smoked as few as 10 cigarettes are more apt to have thinking and learning problems later, a new study suggests.

Replace Coal With Solar Power to Save Money, Lives

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Replacing coal with solar power would save American lives and money, according to a new study.

Persistent Pain May Lead to Memory Troubles

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Pain that continues, day in and day out, may trigger an unexpected and unwanted side effect -- a bigger risk of mental decline and dementia, a new study suggests.

Is White Bread OK for Some People?

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For years, you probably have been told that wheat bread is far better for you than its white counterpart, but a small, new study suggests that maxim may not hold true for everyone.

Health Highlights: June 6, 2017

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

Pregnancy Weight Gain: Too Much or Too Little Is Unhealthy

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Gaining too much or too little weight during pregnancy can harm both baby and mom, researchers say.

Even Moderate Drinking May Dull the Aging Brain

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People who drink at even moderate levels may see some of their mental skills slip faster as they age, a new study suggests.

1 in 5 Weight-Loss Surgery Patients Using Opioids Years Later

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- About 20 percent of U.S. weight-loss surgery patients are still using prescription opioid painkillers seven years later, a new study finds.

4 in 10 Job-Based Health Plans in U.S. Are Now 'High-Deductible'

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High-deductible health plans are gaining ground among U.S. adults with employer-sponsored health insurance coverage. But too often, enrollees say high out-of-pocket costs are causing them to skip or delay needed medical care, a new government report finds.

Legionnaires' Hiding in Hospital, Nursing Home Plumbing Systems: CDC

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Deadly Legionnaires' disease is lurking in the water systems of hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, putting the most vulnerable patients at risk, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.