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HealthDay News - October 24, 2017

Get In Step With Tai Chi

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're looking for a low-impact exercise that can have a big impact on your quality of life, give Tai Chi a try. This ancient Chinese practice combines slow, flowing movement with meditation and deep breathing.

Timely Tips for First-Degree Burns

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- First-degree burns are common and many can be treated at home, a dermatologist says.

Health Tip: Keeping Home-Delivered Food Safe

(HealthDay News) --Whether you have a new baby, a sick family member or are simply ordering take-out, you are probably having food delivered to you at home.

Health Tip: Keep Your Eyes Healthier

(HealthDay News) -- As you grow older, your eyes are more prone to diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma.

Does Time of Neurosurgery Matter?

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who have neurosurgery overnight are more likely to have complications than those whose operations occur during the day, a new study finds.

What You May Not Know About Ovarian Cancer

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a report that will likely surprise many women, researchers say most cases of ovarian cancer originate in the fallopian tubes, not the ovaries.

Many Cancer Patients Skimp on Treatment Due to Cost

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The high cost of cancer care in the United States has led more than one-quarter of patients to cut back on some part of their treatment, a new survey reveals.

Trauma Takes a Toll on Half of U.S. Kids

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of American children have faced at least one traumatic experience, such as the death of a parent, witnessing a violent crime or living with someone who is suicidal or abuses drugs or alcohol, new research reveals.

Keeping Your Driving Teen Focused on the Road

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A 17-year-old Minnesota teen runs a red light, killing a father and his 10-year-old daughter.

Gunshot Sensors Improve Odds for Shooting Victims

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Gunshot sensors may help speed treatment of shooting victims and potentially improve outcomes for those with the most serious injuries, a new study suggests.

Opioid Addiction a Danger After Weight-Loss Surgery

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People who turn to surgery in their struggle with obesity may be more vulnerable to opioid dependence after their procedure, new research suggests.

Breast Milk May Arrive Late for Obese New Moms

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- While obesity in pregnancy has long been linked to a higher risk for complications during childbirth, there's now another reason to avoid it: a late start to breast milk production.

Do Statins Raise Odds for Type 2 Diabetes?

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins may lower your risk of heart disease, but also might boost the odds you'll develop type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.

Fewer Diabetes Cases Being Missed

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Although the number of people diagnosed with diabetes is still on the rise, the good news is that most people with the disease know they have it, a new study shows.

Health Highlights: Oct. 24, 2017

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

Can Gun Shows Trigger Gun Violence?

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Gun shows held in Nevada are not subject to any regulations, and they take place in a state that features some of the least restrictive gun laws in the country.

Californians Tainted by 'Roundup' Herbicide Chemical

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of the herbicide Roundup in human urine have increased dramatically among California residents in the past two decades, a new study reports.