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HealthDay News - November 09, 2017

Know the Signs of Ovarian Cancer and Your Risks

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- About 22,440 American women will learn they have ovarian cancer this year, and more than 14,000 will die from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society.

Low-Fat Diet, Low-Carb Diet -- or 'Low Both'?

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Low-carb diets are often thought of as fad diets that might yield a rapid initial weight loss, but aren't sustainable or necessarily healthy. But when there's academic research behind the approach, it's worth taking a second look.

Health Tip: What's Healthy Blood Pressure?

(HealthDay News) -- Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is fundamental to overall health and prevention of cardiovascular disease and other chronic health problems.

Health Tip: Accept Help if Your Child Has Cancer

(HealthDay News) -- Caring for a child with cancer can be emotionally and physically overwhelming.

A Dangerous New Twist on Cyberbullying

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As if the idea of teen cyberbullying isn't harrowing enough, a new study warns of a strange twist in which kids anonymously post hurtful messages -- to themselves.

Menus With Calorie Counts Seem to Be Paying Off

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Requiring calorie counts on menus may pay off in the war on obesity.

'Old' Lungs May Be Good Transplant Options

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Lungs from older donors are a viable option for lung transplants and should be considered more often, a new study suggests.

Smog May Harm Your Bones, Too

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to air pollution can increase the risk for osteoporosis and broken bones in older adults, a new U.S. study suggests.

Low-Fat Diet May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk for Overweight Older Women

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A low-fat diet may lower older women's risk of pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests.

Doctors Prescribing Too Many Opioids After Nose Jobs

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Could some patients recovering from a nose job get a problem they didn't bargain for?

HPV Vaccine Linked to Drop in Cases of Rare Childhood Disease

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, first developed to help guard against cervical cancer, also seems to protect against a rare, chronic childhood respiratory disease, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Nov. 9, 2017

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

1 in 5 Americans Still Uses Tobacco, Gov't. Reports

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' long love affair with cancer-causing cigarettes is fading -- but not gone.

Switching to Whole Grain Foods Could Trim Your Waistline

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Put down that forkful of perfectly twirled white spaghetti, and grab a plate of whole grain pasta instead.

Childhood Spanking Could Heighten Adult Mental Health Woes

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were spanked as kids may face heightened risk of certain mental health problems, a new study suggests.

Could Fish Oil, Vitamin D Help Ease Lupus?

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with lupus may fare better if they have enough vitamin D and omega-3 fats in their diet, preliminary research suggests.

Does Your Pet Have a Weight Problem? Here's How to Tell

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cats with diabetes, dogs with cancer, birds with high cholesterol or even rabbits who cannot turn around to clean themselves -- what do these animals all have in common?