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HealthDay News - October 16, 2017

A 3x10 Exercise Plan That'll Work for You

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes it's hard to fit 30 minutes of exercise into your day. But did you know you can break up daily workouts into shorter segments and get the same health benefits?

Health Tip: Avoid Baby Sleep Positioners

(HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning parents against the use of baby sleep positioners.

Health Tip: Flu Shot 101

(HealthDay News) -- Every winter, many Americans become sick with the flu. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months get the flu shot each year, particularly people with weakened immune systems and those at increased risk for flu's complications.

With Skin Cancer Surgery, Insurance Matters

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery is the main treatment for melanoma -- a dangerous form of skin cancer -- but a patient's insurance could affect whether or not that cancer is quickly removed, new research suggests.

Study Looks at Health of Hispanic-American Families

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic children from U.S. native families are more likely to face difficult experiences such as parental divorce and exposure to violence than those in immigrant Hispanic families, a new study finds.

Homicides Devastate Black Communities, But Prevention Gets Little Funding

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Homicide is the leading cause of early death among black Americans, a new study points out.

Nearly a Third of College Kids Think ADHD Meds Boost Grades

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many college students who abuse ADHD drugs mistakenly believe that doing so will lead to better grades, a new survey suggests.

A-Fib Hits Men Earlier Than Women

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men develop a dangerous type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation a decade earlier than women, a new study suggests.

Breast Cancer More Lethal for Blacks Than Whites

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in insurance are a major reason why black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than white women in the United States, a new study contends.

Common Exercise Therapy May Not Help Women With Leaky Bladder

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A commonly promoted exercise purported to help a woman control a leaky bladder probably isn't effective, experts say.

When Should You Rush Your Toddler to the ER?

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many American parents aren't sure when to rush their child to the emergency room, a new survey finds.

Health Highlights: Oct. 16, 2017

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

States That Make You Wait to Buy Guns Have Fewer Deaths: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- State laws that mandate a waiting period before gun purchases were associated with roughly 36 fewer gun homicides per year in that state, new research shows.

1 in 9 American Men Infected With Oral HPV

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eleven million American men are infected with oral human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cancers of the head, neck and throat, a new study reports.

Trouble With #2? One Simple Step May Help

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're constipated, try grabbing a small footstool before you plunk yourself down on the potty, a new study suggests.