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HealthDay News - September 18, 2017

Cutting the Fat From Your Favorite Brews

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it's to get your day going, a way to curb your appetite, or just a taste you love, you might insist on your daily coffee fix.

Health Tip: Preventing Food Allergies While Dining Out

(HealthDay News) -- If you have food allergies and plan to eat out, it's important to remember that the beverages you drink may also be a source of the sniffles or more serious reactions.

Health Tip: Design a Non-Toxic Nursery

(HealthDay News) -- After spending nine months making sure everything you eat is good for your growing baby, you'll want to create a nursery that's soothing and safe.

Do Nursing Home Workers Change Gloves Often Enough?

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nursing home workers often fail to change their gloves when they should, which increases the risk of patient infections, a new study finds.

Minorities Exposed to Dirtier Air, U.S. Study Finds

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nonwhite Americans are surrounded by more air pollution from traffic than whites are, a new study finds.

Even Teens Can Suffer Organ Damage From High Blood Pressure

SUNDAY, Sept. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure can lead to organ damage -- and the risk isn't limited to adults, new research suggests.

Parents Say Schools Don't Help Kids With Mental Health, Chronic Disease

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents don't believe schools are prepared to help students with mental health problems and serious physical health issues, a new survey finds.

It's a Food Allergy! Where's the School Nurse?

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many students who suffer a severe allergic reaction at school get potentially lifesaving epinephrine injections from unlicensed staff or other students, not a school nurse, a new study finds.

Big Rise in Hospitalized Kids With Opioid Side Effects

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There has been a large increase in the number of young hospital patients in the United States who suffer harmful side effects from opioid painkillers, a new study says.

Tattoo Today, Regret Tomorrow: Tips to Parents From Pediatricians

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- That tattoo and nose ring may look cool now, but what about tomorrow?

Higher Cigarette Taxes May Mean Fewer Infant Deaths

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new European study finds that when the price of cigarettes rises, infant deaths decline.

Doctors Eye the Danger From 'Nerf' Guns

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nerf guns can be great fun for kids -- until someone damages an eye, doctors warn.

Health Highlights: Sept. 18, 2017

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

HIV and Smoking a Lethal Combo for the Lungs

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- HIV patients who take their medication but also smoke are about 10 times more likely to die from lung cancer than from AIDS-related causes, a new study estimates.

Beat Back Mosquitos After Hurricane Irma

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As if those who weathered Hurricanes Irma and Harvey don't have enough to worry about, one bug expert warns that the standing water left behind is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.

U.S. Seniors Getting Healthier, Especially When Wealthy and White

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- American seniors are getting healthier overall, but the well-educated, rich and white are seeing the greatest gains, a new study finds.

Death Risk From Triathlons May Be Higher Than Thought

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Could some triathlon participants be pushing themselves too hard?