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June 19, 2019

Global Efforts to Cut Smoking Show Mixed Results

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette use fell in most countries over the past three decades, but increased in some nations, notably China, a new global study says.

 
Many Health Care Workers With Flu, Colds Still Go to Work: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many health care workers are still on the job even if they have symptoms of a cold, flu or other respiratory infection, putting patients and coworkers at risk, a new study finds.

 
Frozen Avocado Recalled Due to Potential Listeria Threat

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Although no illnesses have yet been reported, the makers of Signature Select Avocado Chunks are issuing a product recall due to possible contamination with the listeria germ.

 
Sudden Death Can Occur Even in Well-Controlled Epilepsy

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy is rare and thought to mainly affect people with hard-to-treat seizures, but a new study suggests that even people with well-controlled epilepsy may be at risk.

 
Fatal Opioid ODs Rise as Temperatures Fall

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Why do opioid overdose deaths spike after cold snaps?

 
Statins May Lower Risk of Stroke After Cancer Radiotherapy

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation treatment for cancer can damage the heart and blood vessels, increasing the risk for a stroke or heart attack. But a new study suggests cholesterol-lowering drugs can significantly reduce that risk.

 
Kindergarten Behavior Linked to Life Earnings in Study

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Believe it or not, how your kid acts in kindergarten might impact his earning potential years later, a new study suggests.

 
Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise Against Sickle Cell Disease

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug for sickle cell disease reduced anemia and boosted the health of red blood cells in patients, according to a new study.

 
Fitness in Middle Age Cuts Men's Odds for COPD Later

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having good heart-lung fitness in middle age could lower men's long-term risk of developing and dying from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds.

 
Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Your Heart

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're looking to improve your heart health, getting regular exercise and eating healthy foods can definitely help, but new research says popping a daily vitamin D supplement won't.

 
AHA News: Couple Knew They Would Face Heart Problems Together -- But Not Like This

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Kelly DiMaggio was used to being the patient. She was the one born with half a heart. She was the one who went through three open-heart surgeries before turning 8. She was the one with irregular heartbeats, blood clots and constant fatigue as an adult. She was the one who pushed herself to lose 30 pounds through eating healthier and exercising more.

 
How Much Work Brings Happiness? Not Much, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having a job can be a boon to mental well-being, but for many of us, it only takes one day of work per week, a new study suggests.

 
Lonely Baby Boomers Driving Surge in Plastic Surgery

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Face-lifts and hair transplants. Chin implants and forehead lifts and lip augmentation.

 
Most U.S. Pot Users Think They Can Get Away With Driving High

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans think they won't get caught driving while high on marijuana, a new AAA Foundation survey finds.

 
Summer Suppers Fresh From the Farmers' Market

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Summer is the perfect time to give your stove a rest and kick back with some fast, no-cook meals made with veggies you can grab at your farmers' market.

 
How to Head Off a Pain in the Neck

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Neck pain can sneak up on you over time. While it can be caused by an accident or injury, your everyday posture and body mechanics can also be to blame, from the way you carry a shoulder bag, cradle your phone while multitasking or sit at your desk. These tips will help you better protect your neck.

 
Many Lesbian, Gay Teens Still Face Rejection by Parents

WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents of lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) children take years to adjust after learning about their sexual orientation, a new study finds.

 
Health Highlights: June 19, 2019

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

 
Health Tip: Treating OCD

(HealthDay News) -- Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by repetitive, unwanted thoughts and irrational, excessive urges to complete certain actions.

 
Health Tip: Safe Sleep For Babies

(HealthDay News) -- Putting baby in unsafe sleep conditions can be deadly, but is done all too often, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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