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HealthDay News - October 17, 2017

Go Fish!

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Seems like there's no end to the list of benefits from eating seafood. Ounce for ounce, you get more protein and less fat and fewer calories from most fish and shellfish.

Health Tip: 5 Suggestions to Promote Healthy Aging

(HealthDay News) -- Today's lifestyle choices can help prevent or delay age-related health problems well into the future.

Health Tip: Relieve Ear Pressure While Flying

(HealthDay News) -- The feeling of pain or popping in your ears during a flight is a common reaction to altitude-related changes in cabin air pressure.

Weight-Loss Surgery May Curb Risk for Certain Cancers

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery could help some severely obese people reduce their risk for cancer by at least 33 percent, a new study suggests.

Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem Early

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Routine screenings for scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, help ensure the condition doesn't take a toll on children's health and self-esteem, according to an orthopedic specialist.

Clues to How You Hear in a Crowd

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Voice pitch plays a role in your ability to hear someone in a crowded setting, British researchers say.

Farsighted Kids Have Trouble Paying Attention

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Farsightedness affects young children's ability to pay attention in school, which could put them at risk of falling behind in the classroom, a new study suggests.

Be Wary of Shopping for Pet Meds Online

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you get medications online for your pets, be careful, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions.

Arthritis Can Strike Children

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- While arthritis is typically thought of as an older person's disease, more than 300,000 American children have chronic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), an expert says.

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.

How Foods Labeled 'Healthy' Can Still Make You Fat

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Be careful when you reach for foods labeled "healthy" -- new research suggests if they have hidden high levels of sugar, you may snack more later.

Could 'AI' Become a Partner in Breast Cancer Care?

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Machines armed with artificial intelligence may one day help doctors better identify high-risk breast lesions that might turn into cancer, new research suggests.

Is Blood Donated by Mothers Less Safe for Men?

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men who receive blood donated by previously pregnant women may face an increased risk of death following the transfusion, a new study from the Netherlands suggests.

Who's Most at Risk of Head Injury in Youth Football?

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young football players are more likely to experience a brain-jarring hit to the head if they're part of a team's running and passing game or a fast-moving defender, a small study found.

Diabetes Pill Might Replace Injection to Control Blood Sugar

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An injectable class of diabetes medication -- called glucagon-like peptide-1 or GLP-1 -- might one day be available in pill form, research suggests.

Health Highlights: Oct. 17, 2017

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

Bipartisan Deal Could Give Temporary Protection to Obamacare

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Are Americans enrolled in Obamacare health plans -- threatened by recent Trump Administration moves -- being thrown a lifeline?