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Health Tip: Easing Headache Pain
Use an ice pack or heat wrap

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Don't forget a map

Study Links Shift Work to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Researchers cite many possible reasons for the effect, including hormonal changes

Lift U.S. Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men, Experts Say
American Red Cross, other groups also urge easing restrictions due to better blood screening

Diet Changes Can Alter Gut Bacteria, Study Says
Researchers monitored stool samples of two people for a year

The 'Hobby Lobby Ruling' and What It Means for U.S. Health Care
Some predict challenges to medical practices that conflict with religious beliefs; others dismiss such scenarios as alarmist

Health Highlights: July 25, 2014

Genes May Be Key to Language Delay in Kids
Study of twins suggests vocabulary, grammar skills largely inherited

Anal, Throat Cancers on the Rise Among Young Adults, Study Finds
HPV is the main culprit, but vaccination can reduce the risk, experts say

Most Adults Are Members of 'Clean Plate Club'
Study shows they finish 92 percent of what's on their plates, kids eat just 59 percent

Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb
By third trimester, unborn babies respond to rhymes recited by their mothers, research shows

Lymphoma Treatment May Harm, Halt Men's Sperm Production
But most men regain their fertility within two years of final treatment, researchers add

IRS Caps Fines on Uninsured Americans at $12K for Family of 5
Maximum payment set at nearly $2,500 for individuals

Human Brain Has Coping Mechanism for Dehydration
The mind preserves oxygen to protect itself from the effects of too little fluid, research shows

Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age
Seniors scored worse on tests than young adults, study says

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