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April 18, 2015

Safety Tips Hot Off the Grill

SATURDAY, April 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- This barbecue season, make sure the only thing at risk of getting burned is the food.

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Women With Grandkids May Leave Workforce Sooner

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with grandchildren are more likely to retire early, according to a new study.

Salt Pills Do Little for Endurance Athletes: Study

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking salt pills does little to boost the performance of endurance athletes, new research shows.

Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a discovery that could eventually shed light on some diseases that plague modern society, a tribe in a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Venezuela appears to have the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever found.

California Declares Measles Outbreak Over

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The California measles outbreak that began last December at two Disney parks was officially declared over Friday by state health officials.

Migraines Often Undiagnosed, Doctor Says

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you don't know whether or not your headache is just a headache, or if it's actually a migraine, you may be missing out on effective treatments, suggests an expert at the American Migraine Foundation.

Stronger Muscles = Healthier Bones in Kids

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stronger muscles seems to mean healthier bones in children, according to a new study.

For Breast-Feeding Moms, Tips on Eating for Two

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eating healthy foods while you're breast-feeding will help you and your baby get the nutrients both of you need, experts say.

1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teen boys who have been a victim of sexual assault are likelier to attempt suicide, a new study says.

Gene Variation Could Spur Longer Smoking, Earlier Cancer

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A gene variation associated with smoking longer and getting lung cancer at a younger age has been identified by researchers.

Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's long been known that people with Down syndrome are at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Health Highlights: April 17, 2015

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