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June 09, 2017

The Facts on Flax

FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Though tiny in size, flax packs a big nutritional punch.

Boys More Likely to Hide a Concussion Than Girls

FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to reporting a sports-related concussion, high school boys are less likely to speak up than high school girls, new research reveals.

Health Tip: When Your Child Won't Eat Lunch

(HealthDay News) -- Don't get discouraged if you've packed your child a healthy lunch and it comes back uneaten.

Health Tip: Finding The Right Dentist

(HealthDay News) -- It's important to find a dentist who is professional, takes good care of your teeth and with whom you are comfortable.

Even Your Bones Can Get Fat, Mouse Study Suggests

FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise doesn't just trim your tummy. It may also improve bone thickness, boost bone quality, and whittle away the fat found inside bones, new animal research suggests.

NBA Players' Late-Night Tweets May Be Bad for Their Game: Study

FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors tonight for their last shot at an NBA championship, the Cavs better hope players didn't stay up tweeting late Thursday night.

Bed Partner Often Fuels Loved One's Insomnia

FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If your bed partner routinely struggles to fall asleep, you probably have some well-meaning advice.

Depression Can Slow Hospital Patients' Recovery: Study

FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Depression affects about one-third of hospital patients and could slow their recovery, researchers report.

Fido May Be a Fit Senior's Best Friend

FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors, take note: Fido might be your best friend when it comes to getting more exercise.

1 in 7 Americans Has Kidney Disease: CDC

FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Thirty million American adults have chronic kidney disease -- but many don't know it.

Opioids Over-Prescribed After C-Sections: Studies

THURSDAY, June 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women are routinely prescribed more opioid painkillers than they need after Cesarean sections, creating a high risk for misuse, a trio of new studies suggests.

Sharp Eyes Can Make Soccer Players Sharp Shooters

FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Ever wonder why elite soccer players can seemingly thread the eye of a needle with their passes and shots?

Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes and Zika Transmission

FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Vaginal bacteria may affect the sexually transmitted Zika virus and herpes simplex virus-2, possibly helping to protect women from these infections, a new study suggests.

1 in 20 Pregnant Women Infected With Zika Have Babies With Birth Defects: CDC

THURSDAY, June 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- One in 20 women in the U.S. territories who were infected with Zika during pregnancy had babies with serious birth defects, officials reported Thursday.

Experimental Zika Vaccine Protects Mice Against Virus: Study

FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just one dose of an experimental Zika vaccine provided mice with 100 percent protection against a potentially lethal dose of the virus, researchers report.

Health Highlights: June 9, 2017

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

FDA Asks Maker of Opioid Painkiller Opana ER to Pull Drug From Market

FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sales of reformulated Opana ER, a prescription opioid painkiller, should be halted in the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

New Drugs Show Promise as First to Prevent Migraine

FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A host of new drugs that appear to prevent migraine headaches are in the final stages of testing and approval in the United States.

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