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Health News for 06/19/14

June 19, 2014

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Health Tip: Keep Mosquitoes at Bay

Mosquito bites can be more than just an itchy annoyance; they can transmit diseases such as West Nile Virus.
More Young Adults Not Waiting for Marriage to Have Kids

A growing number of young American adults aren't waiting until they're married to have children, especially those without a college education, a new study finds.
Job Loss Tougher for Americans Than Europeans

Getting a pink slip is never uplifting, but a new study suggests it's a bigger downer for Americans than for Europeans.
Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely in U.S.

For an uninsured man with prostate cancer, the price of surgery could range from $10,000 to $135,000, depending on the hospital, a U.S. study finds.
As Antidepressant Warnings Toughened, Teen Suicide Attempts Rose: Study

Teen suicide attempts rose nearly 22 percent after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned about dangers of antidepressants, a new study finds.
Sharp Rise in 'Meth'-Linked ER Visits in U.S., Study Shows

The number of methamphetamine-related visits to U.S. hospital emergency departments jumped from about 68,000 in 2007 to almost 103,000 in 2011, the latest year for which such data is available, a new federal government report finds.
U.S. Health Snapshots: Insurance Coverage Expands, but Gaps Remain

Two new U.S. government reports provide a statistical snapshot of health and health insurance coverage in 2013, before new coverage options took effect under the Affordable Care Act.
Health Highlights: June 19, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Mouse Study Supports Notion of 'Tanning Addiction'

Despite the well-publicized risks of skin damage and cancer from too much sun, people continue to soak up ultraviolet radiation outdoors and in tanning salons. Now a new animal study adds to evidence that for some, tanning is truly an addiction.

 

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