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HealthDay News - October 10, 2017

Homing In on Homework Help

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It can be the most dreaded task of the day for parents and kids alike.

Health Tip: Tai Chi May Help Prevent Falls

(HealthDay News) -- Tai chi is a low impact, slow motion form of exercise and meditation that can help maintain strength, flexibility and balance.

Health Tip: Getting Enough Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- Children who participate in scholastic sports are at greater risk of injury if they don't get enough sleep.

Stress Can Blind You to Danger

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that challenges the belief that stress heightens your ability to spot danger, researchers report it did the opposite in lab experiments.

Start Skin Cancer Prevention Early, Health Experts Say

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- How to keep from developing skin cancer should be something all doctors discuss with the parents of their young, fair-skinned patients, suggests the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Bumpier Skies Ahead, Thanks to Climate Change

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Airplane passengers around the world could be in for a bumpier ride because of climate change, new research suggests.

High-Fat Diets Could Pose Danger to Young MS Patients

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A fatty diet may up the risk of relapse in children with multiple sclerosis, according to a new study.

Medicare Could Do More to Stem Opioid Epidemic

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare places few limits on opioid painkiller prescriptions, even in the face of recent U.S. government guidelines, researchers report.

Are Women Surgeons Better Than Men?

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The gender of a surgeon appears to have little to do with the outcome of an operation.

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.

Where There's Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease May Follow

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of young children with type 1 diabetes need to be on the lookout for symptoms of another autoimmune condition -- celiac disease, new research suggests.

Study Debunks Notion That Epidurals Prolong Labor

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Epidurals are a popular form of pain control for women during labor, but they've long been blamed for hindering progress in the delivery room.

Pump May Beat Shots for Type 1 Diabetes

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In young people with type 1 diabetes, insulin pump therapy may offer better blood sugar control and fewer complications than daily injections of the vital hormone, new German research suggests.

Health Highlights: Oct. 10, 2017

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

Fertility Tests May Not Be Best Gauge of Your Biological Clock

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women in their 30s and early 40s who want to know whether their biological clocks are running out should skip fertility testing, a new study suggests.

Childhood Obesity Up Worldwide Almost 10-Fold Over 4 Decades

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood obesity has increased more than 10-fold worldwide since 1975, a new study reports.

Be 'Mindful' of the Hype

TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- "Mindfulness" is touted as a cure-all for many modern ills, from stress and pain to depression.