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HealthDay News - November 02, 2017

Managing Anxiety

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A little bit of stress can motivate you, but too much might cause an anxiety disorder that can prevent you from living your life to the fullest.

Health Tip: Handle Chicken With Care

(HealthDay News) -- Chicken is a mainstay in many American households, but it may lead to food poisoning if not cooked properly and handled with care.

Health Tip: Fluoride Recommended For Young Children

(HealthDay News) -- Everyone, even young children, should brush twice daily with a flouride toothpaste, the American Dental Association recommends.

Are You Sure That's What the Doctor Said About Your Leukemia?

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The stress of a frightening leukemia diagnosis may impede clear doctor-patient communication, a new study suggests.

Resilient Brain Connections May Help Against Alzheimer's

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Certain pieces of brain structure may make some people less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease.

Treeless Tropics, More Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes?

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Deforestation doesn't just strip the landscape. In tropical regions, it may also lead to more disease-carrying mosquitoes, University of Florida researchers say.

What Food Gets People's Attention? Junk Food, by Far

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If cookies, pizza and potato chips seem to pull you in, you're not alone.

Not 'Dead' Yet: Obamacare 2018 Sign-up Has Begun

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.

Climate Change May Bring 'Browner' Waters, More Disease

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A surge of diseases could become a consequence of climate change, scientists warn.

Can You Trust the Labels on Your Supplements?

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Think you know what's in your favorite supplement? Think again.

Even Advanced Breast Cancer Patients Gain From Exercise

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For women with advanced breast cancer, a well-planned exercise program might have a big impact on their quality of life, a small study suggests.

Robots May Be Cleaning Your Hospital Room Soon

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitals are jumping on a tech trend, enlisting the help of germ-killing robots to tackle a potentially life-threatening but preventable issue: health care-associated infections.

Sugary Drinks Could Break Your Heart

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a fan of sodas, fruit juices and sugary sports drinks, you're probably not doing your heart any favors.

Health Highlights: Nov. 2, 2017

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

Fiber-Rich Diet Boosts Survival From Colon Cancer

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A diet rich in fiber may lessen the chances of dying from colon cancer, a new study suggests.

What Exercise Regimen Is Best for Healthy Weight Loss in Seniors?

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who want to lose weight should hit the weight room while they cut calories, a new study suggests.

Patients' Gut Bugs May Play Role in Cancer Care

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The type of bacteria that cancer patients harbor in the gut might affect their odds of responding to certain treatments, two early studies hint.

Kidney Failure Declining Among U.S. Diabetics: CDC

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- While diabetes cases continue to rise in the United States, one potential outcome -- kidney failure -- has decreased by one-third, health officials report.

Are Artery-Opening Stents for Chest Pain a Waste of Time?

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- With findings that some experts believe could change cardiovascular care, a new study suggests that the placebo effect of stents in heart patients with chest pain may be far more pronounced than thought.