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HealthDay News - November 01, 2017

5 Ways to Eat More Veggies

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's a healthy habit we try to instill in our kids though we don't always do it ourselves -- eating more vegetables every day.

Taking Four or More Prescription Meds? Consider Scaling Back

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Americans regularly take about four prescription medications, increasing the likelihood that mistakes could occur, according to Consumer Reports.

Health Tip: Eating Healthier as You Age

(HealthDay News) -- As you get older, you should change your diet to ensure that you're getting age-appropriate amounts of calories, vitamins and minerals. An older person doesn't have the same nutritional needs as a teenage boy, for example.

Health Tip: Sled Safer

(HealthDay News) -- Most children who grow up in a snowy climate will spend many hours sledding. But the fun of sledding doesn't come without potential hazards.

Improve Your Odds During Infertility Treatments

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's a better chance that in vitro fertilization (IVF) will lead to pregnancy if fresh donor eggs are used instead of frozen eggs, a new study suggests.

U.S. Preemie Birth Rates Rise 2 Years in a Row

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- After nearly a decade of decline, the preterm birth rate in the United States has risen for the second year in a row, the March of Dimes reports.

Not 'Dead' Yet: Obamacare 2018 Sign-up Begins Nov. 1

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Trump administration's repeated efforts to topple Obamacare have not thwarted the program's annual enrollment for health insurance.

Does Your Medication Make You a Worse Driver?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Is that sleeping pill you took last night making it tougher for you to drive in the daytime? What about a heart medication? Or a new antidepressant?

Lack of Awareness May Spur Spread of Hep C

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Only about half of people in the United States with hepatitis C know they have the curable disease, new data shows.

Bad Hot Flashes, Sleep Apnea Often Go Together

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As if severe hot flashes alone weren't enough of a problem for menopausal women, a new study finds these symptoms may also be tied to a greater risk for sleep apnea and related heart issues.

A Teen Mom's Stress May Harm Her Heart

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who give birth in their teens may face hardships, and new research suggests that stress might take a toll on the heart.

Speed Up the 'Cancer Moonshot,' Doctors Urge

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Cancer Moonshot Initiative now has a detailed road map designed to cram a decade's worth of medical advancement into half that time.

Do Rising Cancer Drug Prices Warrant Regulation?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer drug prices in the United States keep rising steadily, a new study says.

Are Some Heartburn Meds Tied to Stomach Cancer?

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Popping certain heartburn drugs like they're candy might up your odds for stomach cancer, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: Nov. 1, 2017

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

Long Spaceflights Could Put Pressure on the Brain

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of astronauts who spend months in space appear to shift upward inside their skulls by the time they return to Earth, a new study finds.

Americans Stressed About Nation's Future, Poll Finds

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's a high-anxiety time: Nearly two-thirds of Americans are stressed out by thinking about the future of the United States, a new survey finds.

Gene Therapy, New Drug Battle a Rare But Deadly Disease in Kids

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born with a previously untreatable degenerative nerve disease now have two fresh sources of hope for their future.

Liposuction May Ease Limb Swelling in Cancer Patients

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Liposuction may help people with lymphedema -- a painful, disfiguring swelling of the arms, hands, legs or feet.

'Drug Courts,' Treatment Focus of New White House Opioid Strategy

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Steering opioid addicts toward treatment programs instead of prisons, while tightening federal policies on opioid prescribing, could curb the opioid epidemic, President Donald Trump's opioid crisis commission said Wednesday.