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HealthDay News - June 16, 2017

Seniors Get Good Results From Herniated Disc Surgery

FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People over age 65 shouldn't avoid surgery for a herniated disc just because of their age. Seniors benefit from the procedure as much as younger patients, Norwegian research shows.

Happy Marriage, Healthier Spouses

FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Is a happy marriage the key to good health? Yes, according to researchers at the University of Missouri.

Helmets for Motorcyclists a No Brainer: Study

FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Riding a motorcycle without a helmet may conjure up images of a cool rider with the wind blowing through his hair.

Health Tip: Children and Thumbsucking

(HealthDay News) -- Thumbsucking is more than an unsightly habit that most toddlers easily outgrow. The practice can permanently damage their teeth.

Health Tip: If You Have Sleep Apnea

(HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea -- when you stop breathing for short periods during sleep -- can leave you tired and feeling run down while you're awake.

Summer Fun Is Not Without Hazards

FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Preventable deaths spike during the summer in the United States. But, following some simple safety measures can reduce accidents, the National Safety Council says.

Study Cites Top Reasons Young Autism Patients Are Hospitalized

FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having a mood disorder significantly boosts the odds that young people with autism will be hospitalized for psychiatric care, according to a new study.

High-Intensity Exercise May Be Bad for the Bowels

FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to stomach discomfort during exercise, forget that old adage "no pain, no gain." New research suggests that excessive strenuous exercise may lead to gut damage.

Addicts Try to Avoid Deadly Fentanyl, But Many Tragically Fail

FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that more than half of all drug overdose deaths may be caused by the potent synthetic opioid fentanyl.

Many Tanning Salons Defy Legal Age Limits on Users

FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many indoor tanning salons in the United States would let underage customers tan despite government bans, a new study finds.

Why Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation Are Good for You

FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Relax your mind and then consider this: The physical and mental health benefits of pursuits like yoga and meditation begin in your genes, a new review suggests.

'Good' Donor Bacteria Can Last Long Term in Stool Transplant Patients

FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say their small study offers the first proof that therapeutic donor microbes remain for months or years in patients who've undergone stool transplants.

Are U.S. Teens Now as Inactive as 60-Year-Olds?

FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Here's some compelling evidence that Americans have become a sedentary bunch: Research suggests that the average teen is no more active than the average 60-year-old.

Health Highlights: June 16, 2017

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

Give Dad the Gift of Health on Father's Day

FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The best present you can give your dad this Father's Day is to help him get healthy, according to a doctor specializing in men's health.

Lifesaving Drugs From Pfizer in Short Supply: FDA

FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it's working with the drug company Pfizer to remedy a shortage of important injectable medications, including emergency syringes of epinephrine.