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HealthDay News - September 20, 2017

Styling a Home Gym

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it's a matter of cost or convenience, you might want to opt out of a fitness facility and opt to work out in the comfort of your own home.

When Moms Don't Sleep Well, Neither Do Their Kids

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If mom is an insomniac, her kids are likely to be poor sleepers, too.

Prostate Cancer Symptoms Aren't Always Obvious

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Although about 1 in 7 men will be eventually be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, the warning signs of the disease are often vague and may be confused with other conditions, experts at Fox Chase Cancer Center say.

Health Tip: Four Common Types Of Acne

(HealthDay News) -- Acne is typically caused by the clogging of hair follicles by debris from skin cells, skin inflammation, oily secretions and certain bacteria.

Health Tip: Is Your Baby Teething?

(HealthDay News) -- Most babies are born with 20 teeth below the gum line, but the process of teething typically doesn't start until about 6 months of age.

Drone Sets New Record for Transporting Blood Samples

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new distance record for delivery of blood samples by a medical drone has been set.

'Green Schoolyards' May Bring Better Health to Kids

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A "green schoolyard" might boost the health of children in your community, researchers report.

Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors With Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with type 2 diabetes may be at increased risk for fractures. And researchers think they know why.

Gun Surrender Laws Help Women Threatened by Domestic Violence

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Obtaining a restraining order may not be enough to prevent domestic violence, but when state laws require the removal of firearms, risk of those violent crimes goes down, a new study says.

Weight-Loss Surgery May Leave Some Anemic

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For many obese Americans, weight-loss surgery can be a path to losing lots of unhealthy pounds.

Opioid ODs Have Cut Into U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Rising death rates from opioid abuse are chipping away at Americans' life spans, a U.S. government study finds.

Who's Likely to Fall for Fake News?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Folks who rely on their "gut feelings" to form opinions are more likely to believe fake news than others, researchers report.

Fighting HIV on Multiple Fronts Might Lead to Vaccine

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A combination antibody strategy could be the key to halting the spread of HIV, according to results from two promising animal studies.

Health Highlights: Sept. 20, 2017

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

As Men's Weight Rises, Sperm Health May Fall

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A widening waistline may make for shrinking numbers of sperm, new research suggests.

One Weight-Loss Surgery Shows Lasting Results

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity surgery can have long-lasting effects on weight and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study finds.

You Won't Believe What Lived Inside This Boy's Eye

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For one unfortunate Mexican teenager, an unwanted tenant living in his eye led to what may be a permanent loss of vision, doctors report.

Will an E-Cigarette Harm Your Heart?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The nicotine in e-cigarette vapor may cause adrenaline levels to spike in the heart, potentially increasing risk of heart attack and sudden cardiac death, a new study reports.

High, Low Levels of Magnesium Linked to Dementia Risk

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having magnesium levels that are too high or too low may put you at risk for Alzheimer's and other dementias, Dutch researchers report.