How to Protect Yourself from Seven Summer Bugs

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_0f50ece1e8.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With summer in full swing, you're at risk for a sting. While some insect stings and bites are an itchy nuisance, others can have painful and even deadly consequences. Learn how to protect yourself from seven summer bugs and the diseases they might be carrying.

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Seven Simple Ways to Boost Your Heart Health

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_c459205da6.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Cutting your risk for cardiovascular disease doesn't necessarily require a total lifestyle overhaul.  Simple steps like heading to bed early and waking up to a healthy breakfast can help keep your heart healthy. "There are plenty of small changes you can make in your day that can have a big impact on your heart health," said Dr. Richard Becker, a professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center and a spokesman for the American Heart Association.

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Even Royal Parents Face Challenges

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_bef57e63ce.jpgBananaStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Prince William and Kate Middleton may be royals, but as new parents, they're in for sleepless nights, messy diapers and the fear that they'll somehow break their baby. The first three months of life can be challenging, but new parents will surprise themselves at their ability to handle it, doctors said. "Babies don't come with an owner's manual," said Dr. Richard Besser, chief health medical correspondent for ABC News. 

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Electronic ‘Skin’ Responds to Your Fingertips

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_1fef2f5bae.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(BERKELEY, Calif.) -- Bendable sensors and displays have made the tech rounds before, but a team of engineers at the University of California-Berkeley have found a way to combine the two. Ali Javey and his lab have successfully created e-skin, a pressure-sensitive circuit array that is thin, flexible and luminescent.  His research can be found in the journal Nature Materials.

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Study: Skipping Breakfast Can Up Risk of Heart Attacks in Men

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_5b6073b2d6.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- You've heard it a million times, but a new study gives a compelling new reason why people should enjoy a healthy meal to start their day: skipping breakfast can heighten the risk of heart attacks or fatal coronary heart disease, at least among men. According to lead researcher Leah E. Cahill of Harvard School of Public Health, "Skipping breakfast may lead to one or more risk factors, including obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, which may in turn lead to a heart attack over time."

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