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October 09, 2017

The Value of Strength Training

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Strength training -- also called resistance training or, simply, weightlifting -- isn't just for those muscular bodybuilders at the gym.

Remaining 'In the Closet' at Work Stresses Gay Couples

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Work and home life suffer when people in same-sex relationships try to hide their sexual orientation from co-workers, a new study finds.

Another Downside to College Boozing: Poorer Job Prospects

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Frequent college binge drinking markedly lowers the chances of landing a full-time job upon graduation, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Suggestions for a Healthy Halloween

(HealthDay News) -- Children look forward to Halloween more than many other holidays, but the occasion doesn't come without potential dangers.

Health Tip: Children and Screen Use

(HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of TV, computer and smartphone use among children and teens requires some restrictions, experts say.

Can Sauna Sweats Lower Your Blood Pressure?

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Frequent sauna bathers might be boosting their heart health as they sweat, new research suggests.

Double Mastectomy May Mean a Hit to the Paycheck

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Working women who choose an aggressive treatment for breast cancer are likely to miss a significant amount of time before returning to the job.

Did Your Urinary Infection Come From a Chicken Coop?

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Could ingesting undercooked poultry give you a urinary tract infection?

Surviving Congenital Heart Disease as Child Not a Ticket to Good Health

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Though the majority of children with congenital heart disease survive into adulthood, they often struggle with a number of lifelong illnesses, researchers report.

Penicillin Misconceptions May Raise Post-Op Infection Risk

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Surgical patients who report having a penicillin allergy face a 50 percent higher risk for a post-op infection compared to patients who report no drug allergy, new research finds.

Hate UTIs? One Simple Step Can Cut the Risk

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking plenty of water each day may have an unexpected benefit -- staving off urinary tract infections, a new study reports.

Are You an 'Anti-Vaxxer'? Your Friends Are on Twitter

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- American parents who oppose childhood vaccines often take to Twitter to vent, share and seek reinforcement for the widely disproven notion that these shots can trigger autism, new research shows.

A Man's Health May Rely on Health of His Marriage

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As marriage ebbs and flows, so might the health of your heart, at least for men.

Health Highlights: Oct. 9, 2017

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

Remede System Approved for Sleep Apnea

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Remede sleep system, an implanted device that treats central sleep apnea by activating a nerve that sends signals to the diaphragm to stimulate breathing, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Some U.S. Olympians Got West Nile in Brazil, But Not Zika

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Zika virus was less of a threat than feared for Olympic athletes at the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil. But other mosquito-borne infections struck a number of Americans, a new study reveals.

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