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HealthDay News - November 03, 2017

Working With Your School Nurse

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 18 percent of kids have a chronic health condition, such as asthma or allergies. If your child is one of them, working successfully with your school's nurse will help keep him or her safe.

Health Tip: Supporting Breast-feeding Moms on the Job

(HealthDay News) -- There are a number of options available if businesses want to make it more convenient for mothers to express breast milk at work.

People Tend to Overestimate Pain From Surgery

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients overestimate the amount of pain they'll experience after surgery, resulting in needless anxiety, a new study reports.

About Half of Americans Get Health Care in ER

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When Americans need medical care, almost one in two people choose the emergency room, a new study reveals.

Health Tip: Get to Know Your Pharmacist

(HealthDay News) -- Your pharmacist may be the health professional that you see more than any other. It's important to get to know that person, since a pharmacist can support your health in many ways.

What Drives Teen School Shooters

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A teenage school shooter may be attempting to prove his masculinity.

Social Media Can Help Boost Weight Loss Success

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Struggling to lose weight? Maybe posting that selfie on social media can help, 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.

New Finding Hints at Clue to Dementia

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Inflammation in middle age may increase the risk for brain shrinkage and dementia in old age, a new study suggests.

Cord Blood Therapy for Cerebral Palsy Shows Promise

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For a child with spastic cerebral palsy, simply grasping a toy may be impossible. But infusions of their own umbilical cord blood might make basic movements like this easier, researchers say.

Call a Snack a Meal, and You're Less Apt to Overeat

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Labeling some foods as meals rather than snacks could cut down on overeating, a new study suggests.

Nursing Home Often Only Option for Single Men After Stroke

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's a frequent occurrence: A single, childless older man without a designated caregiver suffers a debilitating stroke, and is sent to a nursing home for the remainder of his life.

Ready for the Time Change on Sunday?

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It might sound like a great thing -- getting an extra hour of sleep when Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday.

Coffee May Be Kind to Your Kidneys

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Can caffeine help people with chronic kidney disease live longer?

Health Highlights: Nov. 3, 2017

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

Are Stents Really Useless After Chest Pain? Cardiologists Not Sure

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Heart experts are cautiously embracing the results of a new, landmark clinical trial that questions the value of opening blocked arteries to relieve chest pain.