Health Tip: Helping Somone With Diabetes

(HealthDay News) -- A friend or loved one who is struggling to manage diabetes may appreciate your help in achieving his or her goals.

Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Hearing

(HealthDay News) -- Noise-induced hearing loss can affect almost every aspect of a person's life, including the ability to speak and communicate.

Smog Controls Tied to Fewer Lung Disease Deaths in N.C.

MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lung disease-related deaths fell after stricter national and state air pollution limits took effect in North Carolina in the early 1990s, a new study finds.

People With Heart Disease, Diabetes May Be More Likely to Stay on Statins

MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who have heart disease or diabetes, the overweight or obese and former smokers are most likely to keep taking cholesterol-lowering statins, a new study finds.

Cooler Indoor Temps May Help 'Good Fat' Grow

MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An easy health boost may be as close as the nearest thermostat, a new study suggests.

ER Visits Peak When Kids Barred From Child Care: Study

MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Child care centers commonly bar parents from dropping off a child with a runny nose or other minor illness. And the result, a new study finds, can be needless trips to the emergency room.

Too Many U.S. Babies Still Delivered Early Without Medical Need

MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than three percent of U.S. babies are delivered early without a medical reason, a new study finds.

Indoor Tanning Leads to Early Skin Cancer, Study Says

MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults who engage in indoor tanning risk developing skin cancer at an early age, a new study finds.

Study Links Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Kids

MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who live within a mile of spaces where commercial pesticides are applied appear to have an increased risk of having a child with autism, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: June 23, 2014

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

Gut Microbes Differ in Obese or Diabetic People, Study Finds

MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people and those with type 2 diabetes have lower levels of common types of "good" intestinal bacteria than healthy people, a new study reveals.

Sivextro Approved for Severe Skin Infections

MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The antibiotic Sivextro (tedizolid phosphate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with serious or life-threatening skin infections.