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HealthDay News - June 30, 2017

Think Safety First When Dining Outdoors

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When you're hosting picnics in the park or patio barbecues, you might be totally focused on creating the menu and doing your grocery shopping.

Managing Motion Sickness

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Your friends are excited to ride that monster roller coaster, but just looking at it makes you queasy. Is there anything you can do to quell your motion sickness so you can join in the fun?

Health Tip: When Children Grind Their Teeth

(HealthDay News) -- Bruxism, more commonly known as tooth grinding, usually happens during the toddler and preschool years. It typically subsides by age 6.

Health Tip: When Adults Offer Kids Food

(HealthDay News) -- Well-meaning family and friends may push your children to clean the plate or offer dessert as a reward, but those aren't the messages you want to send.

Why People With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you know someone with autism, you've probably noticed that they rarely look people in the eye. Now, new research suggests why that is so.

Many People With Type 1 Diabetes Still Make Some Insulin

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Almost half of people with type 1 diabetes are still producing some insulin more than a decade after being diagnosed with the disease.

Reaching Beyond the Prescription Pad to Treat Pain

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teaching coping skills may help reduce the risk that patients with chronic pain will become addicted to opioid painkillers, a new study suggests.

Catheters Often to Blame for Blood Infections After Dialysis

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Tubes called catheters that are used to draw and return blood to the body during dialysis appear to cause the majority of bloodstream infections in people receiving dialysis for kidney problems, a new study finds.

Older Americans Struggling With Drug Costs Don't Ask for Help

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many older Americans who have difficulty paying for their medications don't seek help in finding cheaper options, a new poll indicates.

Heat Deaths in U.S. Cities Could Jump 10-fold If Climate Change Isn't Slowed

THURSDAY, June 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- America's exit from the Paris climate change agreement will lead to more punishing summer heat waves and thousands of additional heat-related deaths each year in major U.S. cities, a new report claims.

Many U.S. Teens Still Denied 'Morning After' Pill at Pharmacies

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has lifted age restrictions on the use of the "morning after" pill, new research suggests that many teens may still have a tough time trying to get the emergency contraception.

Health Highlights: June 30, 2017

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

Teen Birth Rate Drops Again to All-Time Low: CDC

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teen births in the United States dropped to a record low last year, falling 9 percent from 2015, U.S. health officials reported Friday.

Trump Taps Indiana's Health Commissioner as Next Surgeon General

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Dr. Jerome Adams, Indiana's Health Commissioner and an advocate for needle-exchange programs with a tough stance on the opioid crisis, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. surgeon general.

More Research Shows Big Surge in U.S. Opioid Use, Addictions

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- One in five people who gets commercial health insurance from Blue Cross and Blue Shield filled at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller in 2015, a new study finds.