Here are the top 5 health news stories for the week.

* 12 Ways you Risk Killing Yourself this Summer *

With greater freedom comes greater responsibility, and many typical summertime activities come with their share of - often fatal - risks.

Go here for the complete news story: http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-204_162-10008540.html?tag=cbsnewsLeadStories...

* 10 Fad Diets To Never Try *

While it's great to know what we should be doing to make healthy eating choices (especially since 66 percent of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese), it's clear that societal pressures to look a certain way (read: thin) push people to look for quick fixes to their weighty woes.

Go here for the complete news story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/13/bad-diets_n_896698.html#s307836...

* 5 Self-Tests to Rank Ailments From So-So to Serious *

Before you ask a doctor, ask yourself. Use these five self-tests to rank ailments from so-so to serious.

Go here for the complete news story: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MensHealthQuestions/tests-rank-ailments/sto...

* Jogging to Music? Unplug for a Safer Workout *

Distracted exercising may come with risks similar to those of distracted driving.

Go here for the complete news story: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/43658467/ns/today-today_health/

* 19 U.S. Restaurants Will Debut Healthier Menus for Kids*

Parents seeking healthier restaurant meals for their kids can start to look beyond chicken nuggets and macaroni-and-cheese.

Go here for the complete news story: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/07/13/1-us-restaurants-will-debut-hea...

Author's Bio: 

Submitted by the SelfGrowth.com Staff