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September 22, 2017

When It Comes to Exercise, Quality Trumps Quantity

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You've probably heard that you need to get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week. But a study published in the Journal of Applied Physiologysuggests that a mix of different types of exercise brings better results than simply adding more quantity.

IUD Won't Interfere With Breast-Feeding

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) implanted immediately after childbirth can still breast-feed, according to a new study.

'Off-Roading' Threat May Lurk in the Air

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Falls aren't the only danger for kids who ride an off-road vehicle. In many parts of the United States, riders may also inhale hazardous mineral fibers and toxic dust, researchers warn.

Coming Soon: Glaucoma Self-Care, From Home?

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For many glaucoma patients, repeat trips to a doctor's office to check on their eyes can be a real pain.

Health Tip: Do You Have Athlete's Foot?

(HealthDay News) -- Athlete's foot is a fungal skin disease that leads to pain and itch, notably between the toes.

Health Tip: Identifying Chicken Pox

(HealthDay News) -- While chicken pox is not as common as it used to be, youngsters and unvaccinated adults are still at risk.

Body Gestures Aid Conversation

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Talking with your hands has taken on a new level of importance in communication, researchers report.

Survey: 9 of 10 Americans Take Cancer Prevention Steps

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- About 95 percent of Americans take some action to prevent cancer, according to a new survey.

Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Suffer Ill Effects

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of paid sick leave can cause mental distress for workers when they're ill because they're afraid of losing wages or their jobs, a new study says.

More Teen Dads?

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of teen mothers in the United States remained stable over two generations, but the number of teen fathers increased, new research shows.

Yoga May Bring Better Sleep to Breast Cancer Patients

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A certain type of yoga may provide lasting benefits for breast cancer patients who have trouble sleeping, researchers report.

Even a Little More Activity Could Save Millions of Lives

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just a half-hour of physical activity a day could prevent millions of early deaths and cases of heart disease worldwide, a new study says.

Lady Gaga's Fibromyalgia Puts Illness in the Spotlight

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Earlier this month, superstar Lady Gaga took to social media to announce that she has long struggled with fibromyalgia.

Health Highlights: Sept. 22, 2017

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

McCain Says No to Latest Effort to Replace Obamacare

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sen. John McCain dealt a body blow to the latest effort to replace Obamacare on Friday by announcing that he can't vote for the Graham-Cassidy health care bill as it stands.

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