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HealthDay News - October 25, 2017

The 411 on High Triglycerides

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol might get all the attention on test results, but triglycerides are also part of the picture of good health.

Health Tip: Defining Cyberbulling

(HealthDay News) --Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over a digital device, such as a cell phone, computer or tablet.

Health Tip: Drive Safely in Fog

(HealthDay News) -- Navigating in a car or truck during foggy weather can be difficult and downright dangerous.

Conjoined Twins Separated in Medically, Ethically Complex Surgery

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new report on the separation of conjoined twins illustrates the gut-wrenching decisions doctors often have to make in highly complicated medical cases.

A Drug Company's Gift Might Change How Your Doctor Prescribes

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Gifts from drug companies can lead doctors and other health care providers to prescribe more brand-name and expensive medications, a new study finds.

Adderall Misuse May Be Hidden Part of Teen Amphetamine Abuse

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- American teens underestimate their use of amphetamines, likely because many don't know that the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug Adderall is an amphetamine, a new study suggests.

A Boy, Two Magnets -- and a Trip to the ER

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Proving yet again that kids will try almost anything when you're not watching, one European 11-year-old wedged two small magnetized disks up his nostrils -- causing serious medical issues, his doctors report.

Ob/Gyns Warn Against 'Vaginal Seeding' Trend for Newborns

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S.'s leading group of obstetricians and gynecologists is warning against a new trend where babies born by C-section are "seeded" via cotton swabs with vaginal microbes from the mother.

America's Dementia Caregivers Cite Stresses, Rewards

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's tough, often thankless work done by millions of Americans every day. And people who tend to a loved one with dementia say they're often overburdened, but the task has its rewards, too.

Decline in U.S. Teen Drug Abuse Means Less Crime, Violence

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As substance abuse has declined among American teens, so have behavioral issues tied to criminal violence, a new study shows.

Controversial Chemical Can Linger on Your Toothbrush

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Triclosan -- a potentially harmful antibacterial agent used in some toothpastes -- accumulates in toothbrush bristles, researchers report.

Cyndi Lauper's Psoriasis Battle Shows Her 'True Colors'

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- With her pink tresses and eye-catching stage costumes, pop culture icon Cyndi Lauper was never one to hide. But that's exactly what she wanted to do when she developed psoriasis, which spread to most of her body and sapped her strength before the skin disorder was controlled.

Health Highlights: Oct. 25, 2017

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

Are HIV and AIDS Poised for a Comeback?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The advent of powerful drugs in the mid-1990s brought remarkable gains in survival for HIV patients who had access to the medications.

Almost 4 in 10 Tanning Salons Flout State Laws

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 40 percent of indoor tanning facilities ignore state laws that curb teen tanning, a new survey finds.

Hockey Study Suggests Injured Kids Sent Back on the Ice Too Soon

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- After-effects of a concussion continue to wrack the brains of young hockey players long after they appear ready to return to play, new research finds.

Bat Left, Throw Right: Baseball Stardom?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Every little kid who loves baseball dreams of making it to "the show" -- the major leagues.