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HealthDay News - June 13, 2017

Protein Powerhouses

TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting out fatty and fried sources of protein makes sense when you're trying to cut calories and eat healthy.

Who Looks Obese to You?

TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Whether someone considers you obese may depend on your gender, race and age, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Prepare for a Safe Road Trip

(HealthDay News) -- Heading out for a long road trip in the heat of summer?

Health Tip: Teach Teens About Dangerous Driving Habits

(HealthDay News) -- Distractions abound for people behind the wheel, especially for teens who recently started driving.

Adding in Prescription for Partner Boosts STD Care

TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- States that let doctors prescribe drugs to treat chlamydia or gonorrhea in both partners when only one makes an office visit have lower rates of the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), a new U.S. study finds.

Women More Likely to Remember Plus-Size Models

TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're advertising to women, think beyond skinny minnies, a new study suggests.

Flu Shot Falls Short More Often for Obese People: Study

TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A flu shot is the best way to avoid getting sick, but new research reveals the vaccine doesn't work as well for people who are obese.

Can Coffee, Tea Protect the Liver From 'Western' Diet?

TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly drinking coffee or herbal tea may help prevent chronic liver disease, new research suggests.

For Diabetics, Nasal Powder Fixed Severe Low Blood Sugar

TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For many people with diabetes, low blood sugar levels are a serious health risk, but researchers report that a new nasal powder quickly reverses the effects of this dangerous condition.

Uncertainty for Obamacare Plans as Filing Deadline Approaches

TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Even as U.S. Senate Republicans hammer out a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this week, a deadline looms that should reveal what insurance plan options and premiums millions of Americans might face next year.

Sticky Brain 'Plaques' Implicated in Alzheimer's Again

TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with evidence of "plaques" in the brain are more likely to see their memory and thinking skills wane over the next few years, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: June 13, 2017

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

Less Invasive Procedure May Treat Fibroids Without Harming Fertility

TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A simple procedure may help women who are suffering from fibroids without jeopardizing their future fertility, a new study suggests.

Key Diabetes Test Gives Higher Blood Sugar Readings in Black Patients

TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A commonly used blood test that measures average long-term blood sugar levels -- called hemoglobin A1C -- is known to give higher readings for black people with diabetes, and now new research may indicate why.

Cardiac Arrest? Someday, Drones May Come to Your Rescue

TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Drones have been proposed for some pretty mundane uses, such as delivering pizzas or packages, but new research suggests the high-flying machines could be used to swoop in and save lives.

Leading Medical Groups Mobilize Against Obamacare Repeal

TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients must have access to affordable and adequate care as part of any change to U.S. health coverage, eight major advocacy groups say.

FDA Puts Brakes on Rule Requiring New 'Nutrition Facts' Label

TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced that the launch of an updated "nutrition facts" panel on foods, developed during the Obama administration, will now be delayed.