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HealthDay News - November 10, 2017

The Heart Risks of a Desk Job

FRIDAY, Nov. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Your comfortable recliner and state-of-the-art office chair may be increasing your risk for heart disease. A sedentary lifestyle can raise cholesterol and threaten heart health.

Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Oral Cancer

(HealthDay News) -- Oral cancer typically is diagnosed between the ages of 55 and 64. It tends to affect more men than women, and will make up about 3 percent of all cancers diagnosed in 2017.

Health Tip: Understanding COPD

(HealthDay News) -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, affecting some 16 million Americans and potentially millions more who don't know they have it.

Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Dislocations, Complications

FRIDAY, Nov. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Need another reason to keep your weight under control?

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.

Putting Out the Welcome Mat for Household Bugs

FRIDAY, Nov. 10, (HealthDay News) -- They're pickier tenants than you'd think: Bugs are ideally looking for carpeted, airy, ground-floor residences in wealthier neighborhoods, and pets and even filth aren't really so important.

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?

Sleep Apnea May Boost Alzheimer's Risk

FRIDAY, Nov. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If your sleep is continually disrupted by a condition called sleep apnea, you might face a higher chance of developing Alzheimer's down the road.

Health Highlights: Nov. 10, 2017

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