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HealthDay News - June 12, 2017

Choosing a Personal Trainer

MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A personal trainer can design an exercise program to meet your fitness goals, keep you motivated and adapt your training as you progress. But your first step is finding a qualified professional.

Health Tip: Enjoy a Safe Outdoor Meal

(HealthDay News) -- When dining outdoors, you're at a greater risk of getting food poisoning.

Health Tip: Keep Mosquitos Out of Your Yard

(HealthDay News) -- In addition to being a nuisance and a source of itch, mosquitos can carry a host of serious diseases, including Zika and West Nile.

A Monkey's 'Smile' May Not Be Sweet

MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you mistake a wild monkey's aggressive facial expressions for smiles and kisses, you could end up getting bitten, researchers warn.

Bats Harbor Viruses That Could Cause Outbreaks in Humans

MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Bats carry a large diversity of viruses that could potentially cause pandemic outbreaks of serious respiratory diseases in humans, researchers say.

2 Billion Worldwide Are Obese or Overweight

MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a sign that the obesity epidemic has become more than just an American problem, a new study shows that 2 billion of the world's population is obese or overweight.

Asian Women Less Likely to Get Follow-up After Abnormal Mammogram

MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Asian women in the San Francisco area were less likely than white women to get follow-up tests following an abnormal mammogram result, researchers report.

Poor Sleep Habits = Poor Grades

MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- With late-night study sessions and plenty of opportunities to socialize, college life seems geared toward an erratic sleep schedule.

Patient's Education Level May Be Key to Heart Risk

MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- How far people go in school seems to be linked to their odds for heart disease, new research suggests.

Many Preemies Don't Struggle in School

MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of premature babies may find reassurance in a new study that says most will do just fine later in school.

Can Folks With Type 2 Diabetes Forgo the Finger Stick?

SATURDAY, June 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes who aren't taking insulin don't necessarily need to check their blood sugar levels, a new study contends.

Teens With ADHD Face a Higher Crash Risk

MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As if parents don't worry enough when their teens drive the family car, new research shows that adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are even more likely than their peers to have an accident.

Meds Rooted in Ancient China May Help Heart: Review

MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Traditional Chinese herbal medications might have a role to play in treating or preventing heart disease in the West, a research review suggests.

Health Highlights: June 12, 2017

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

Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Suffer From Mental Illness

MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 10 million American adults have a serious mental illness, and a similar number have considered suicide during the past year, according to a new government report on the nation's behavioral ills.

Could Your Breakfast Cloud Your Judgment?

MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Will that be eggs or cereal? The decisions people make might be partly based on what they had for breakfast that morning, a preliminary study suggests.

'Beans' or 'Sizzlin' Beans:' Words Get People Eating Healthier

MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When is a carrot not just a carrot? When it's a "twisted citrus-glazed carrot."

Stay Safe as Summer Temps Soar

MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As the first major heat wave of the season has much of the eastern United States sizzling, people need to take steps to prevent heat-related illnesses, an emergency doctor says.