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January 23, 2019

Too Much Fried Food May Shorten Your Life

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Fried chicken, french fries and chicken-fried steak might be delicious, but treating yourself to such fare regularly could be deadly, a new study warns.

'Exceeding Expectations': Conjoined Twins Happy, Healthy After Separation Surgery

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A pair of twin toddlers who were once joined at the head are "thriving" more than a year after surgeons used new techniques to separate them.

Good News, Bad News on Levodopa for Parkinson's Disease

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The most potent drug available for Parkinson's disease, levodopa, treats symptoms of the disease but does nothing to either ease or increase its still-mysterious underlying causes, a new clinical trial has concluded.

Uterus 'Scratching' Technique Won't Boost Fertility Treatment Success

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An add-on procedure sometimes used before in-vitro fertilization won't increase a couple's chances of having a baby, according to a new study.

Even Slight Rise in Blood Pressure Might Shrink Young Brains

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults with blood pressure that's higher than normal, but not yet high blood pressure, are still more likely to have brain shrinkage than those with normal blood pressure, a new German study finds.

As Air Pollution Increases, so Do ER Visits

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Rising ozone levels and air pollution may be sending more people to U.S. emergency rooms with breathing problems, a new study finds.

Gunshot Survival Carries a High Price Tag

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital readmissions of patients with gunshot wounds cost at least $86 million a year in the United States, a new study finds.

Take the Stairs: An 'Exercise Snack' Can Do Wonders for Your Heart and Lungs

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Just a few exercise breaks -- or "snacks" -- a day can provide significant benefits, a new study says.

Kids Exposed to Lead at Higher Odds for Mental Health Issues Later

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood lead exposure may trigger the development of long-term mental health problems, new research suggests.

AHA: Another Day at the Office -- Thanks to a Defibrillator Close at Hand

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- On National Wear Red Day in 2018, few people at the Nashville law firm Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop took notice of the occasion, which calls attention to heart disease being the No. 1 killer of women.

Is Your Workplace Making You Fat?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Candy dishes, cupcakes and cookies abound in the typical office, so if you're striving to eat healthy, the workplace can be a culinary minefield.

Moms, Are You Victims of 'Invisible Labor'?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers not only take on the lion's share of physical chores, they also shoulder most of the "invisible labor" involved in making sure the household is humming along, new research suggests.

Can Artificial Intelligence Read X-Rays?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An artificial intelligence (AI) system can analyze chest X-rays and spot patients who should receive immediate care, researchers report.

Soup's On: Quick, Nutritious, Figure-Friendly Recipes

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Making soup is an easy way to get your veggies while having a warming, low-calorie meal. Soups can also double as easy lunches that just need re-heating. Here are two to try:

Liver Transplants Tied to Alcohol Use Doubled Since 2002

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of U.S. liver transplant recipients with alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) doubled over 15 years, but significant regional variations remain, a new study finds.

How to Safely Use Plastic Containers in Your Microwave

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For many, a microwave is indispensable, but questions remain about the safety of containers used to cook and reheat food in it.

Health Highlights: Jan. 23, 2019

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

Health Tip: Evaluating a New Cancer Treatment

(HealthDay News) -- Before a new cancer treatment is available to the public, it must undergo vigorous evaluation, the American Cancer Society says.

Health Tip: Prevent Skin Problems at the Gym

(HealthDay News) -- Germs may thrive at the gym, creating a perfect breeding ground for skin infections.