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HealthDay News - November 07, 2017

Cooling Down Sibling Rivalries When They Heat Up

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sibling rivalry -- the jealousy and competition between your children -- can start even before baby number two is born, according to experts at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital of Michigan Medicine.

Waiting Even a Month to Remove Melanoma Can Be Deadly

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The sooner the deadly skin cancer melanoma is treated, the more likely a patient is to survive.

Yoga May Give Lung Cancer Patients, Caregivers a Boost

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For advanced lung cancer patients, yoga appears to help improve their overall physical function, stamina and mental health.

Health Tip: Defining Health Literacy

(HealthDay News) -- Health literacy refers to how well people get access to the health information and services they need, and their ability to make informed decisions based on this access.

Health Tip: Travel With a Blanket

(HealthDay News) -- Whether you are in a car, plane or train, maintaining the right body temperature can help you get needed rest.

Early Humans Grew Taller Long Before Bulking Up

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As humans evolved, height and weight developed at different rates.

Divers May Be Plunging Into Trouble

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A well-executed dive may look graceful and effortless, but competitive diving can take a toll on the body, a doctor warns.

Does All That Social Media Time Harm Young Minds?

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, texting: Sometimes it seems today's young adults are online more often than not.

Higher Prices Are Driving Rise in Health Care Spending

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Rising prices, along with increased variety and complexity of services, are major reasons why health care spending in the United States has increased by nearly $1 trillion in the past 20 years, a new study finds.

Even Light Drinking May Raise Your Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Maybe you should skip that glass of wine tonight, because even light drinking increases your risk of cancer, warns a new statement from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

Abusing Pot, Booze Lowers Teens' Chances for Success in Life

MONDAY, Nov. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The American dream of success is a lot harder to attain for teenagers who use pot and alcohol, especially if they become substance abusers, a new study reports.

Getting Self-Driving Cars on the Road Soon Might Save Lives

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The sooner driverless cars make their way onto American roadways, the sooner thousands of lives will be saved each year, a new report suggests.

Health Highlights: Nov. 7, 2017

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

Here's Why You 'Space Out' After Too Little Sleep

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Ever notice that too little sleep at night can cause you to "space out" the next day?

Opioids Not the Only Answer for Pain Relief in the ER

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As the opioid epidemic continues to sweep across the United States, a new study suggests that a combination of Motrin and Tylenol may work as well as narcotic painkillers for ER patients who suffer sprains or fractures.

It's 'Buyer Beware' When Purchasing Medical Pot Extract Online

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People buying a medicinal marijuana extract over the internet often don't get what they paid for, a new study warns.

West Nile's Long-Term Bite: Impact on Brain May Last Years

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some people with a history of West Nile virus may show symptoms such as muscle weakness or foggy memory years later, a preliminary study suggests.

IUD May Lower Cervical Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- IUD contraceptive devices may reduce a woman's risk of cervical cancer by about a third, a new review concludes.