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Health Highlights: Aug. 21, 2014

Study: Men, Lesbians More Likely to Have Orgasms
Number of factors may make it tougher for straight women to do the same, experts say

Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna
Guideline is prompted by concerns about mercury exposure

Both U.S. Health-Care Workers Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital
Though still weak, they're expected to continue to recover and pose no risk to the public, doctors say

New Test Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes
But negative result doesn't rule out disease, FDA warns

New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants
RSV leading cause of hospitalization among infants, researchers note

Kids With Autism Have Extra Brain Connections, Study Says
Too many of these 'synapses' could be a problem, but medicines might someday help prune them away

Blacks May Face Higher Risk of Diabetes-Linked Vision Loss
Diabetic macular edema seems to strike some types of patients more frequently

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds
Warnings about sun exposure and skin cancer aren't getting through, experts say

Two Polio Vaccines May Give Greater Protection Against Crippling Disease
Study found combining them boosted immune system even more than one

Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests
Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds

Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says
Levels of many toxins, pollutants have been lowered since 1990, according to the agency

Getting Healthier a Big Money-Saver for People With Diabetes
Sticking with a fitness and nutrition plan can save more than $500 a year in health-care costs, study finds

Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors
Link could be due to faltering ability to carry out daily tasks, researchers say

Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women at Risk for Diabetes
Study found association regardless of their current weight

Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression
But combination isn't better than drugs alone for those with mild or chronic mood disorder, study says

U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers
Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include Vicodin, would be affected

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