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HealthDay News - October 11, 2017

Migraine Matters

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most headaches quickly respond to over-the-counter medications. But if you're among the millions of Americans with migraines, you struggle with a severe pounding that can make you nauseous and sensitive to light and sound.

Health Tip: Recognizing Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts

(HealthDay News) -- An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms on the ovary.

Health Tip: Recovering From Substance Abuse

(HealthDay News) -- Recovery-oriented care aims to empower people with mental or substance-use disorders to manage their conditions.

Talk Therapy May Help Menopause Woes

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Talk therapy may help relieve menopause-related sleep problems and depression, a new study suggests.

3 Factors That Could Raise Your Risk of Bloodstream Infection

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Serious bloodstream infections are more common among smokers who are both obese and inactive, a new Norwegian study reveals.

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.

More Hardcore Smokers Trying to Kick the Habit

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More "hardcore" smokers than ever are trying to extinguish their bad habit, new research suggests.

Tai Chi: A Gentler Way to Exercise for Ailing Hearts

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with heart disease who shy away from traditional cardiac rehabilitation may benefit from tai chi.

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.

Trauma's Toll on a Woman's Heart

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Trauma may be more than psychologically damaging for women: New research suggests it also could boost their chances of heart trouble.

'Heat-Not-Burn Cigarettes' Aiming for U.S. Market

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A smoking mechanism that mixes the electronics behind e-cigarettes with the tobacco-burning properties of traditional cigarettes is sparking public health worries as it takes direct aim at the American market.

America's 'Beautiful People' Are Changing

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It strikes no one as surprising when someone like Beyonce graces the cover of a magazine as an icon of beauty, but a new study suggests that was far more rare three decades ago.

Health Highlights: Oct. 11, 2017

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

Two Ebola Vaccines Spur Lasting Immune Response

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental vaccines against the deadly Ebola virus are able to trigger an immune response that lasts for at least a year, a new clinical trial has found.

Hormone Therapy May Be OK for Women With Migraines

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffer from migraines may be able to safely use hormone therapy to treat menopause symptoms, a new study suggests.

What Are Today's Americans Afraid Of?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' fears are many, but some of those fears have shifted in importance since the last Presidential election, a new survey shows.

Stroke Risk Factors Are Rising

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- While progress is being made in reducing the number of stroke deaths, it seems that more people who experience these brain attacks have significant stroke risk factors, a new study reveals.