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HealthDay News - November 16, 2017

Preventing Sports Injuries

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Simple steps can help keep you from being sidelined by a sports injury.

Health Tip: If There's a Wildfire Nearby

(HealthDay News) -- Smoke from a nearby wildfire threatens anyone, but poses even more of a threat to people with asthma, COPD, heart disease or diabetes, the American Lung Association says.

Health Tip: Talking With Your Child's Cancer-Care Team

(HealthDay News) -- If your child has cancer and is being treated by a team of specialists, frequent and open communication is essential.

The Best and Worst Ways to Say 'I Love You'

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- To make someone feel loved, a small gesture might be best, a new study suggests.

Many Hospice Workers Lack Their Own End-of-Life Directives

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- They deal with death and dying every day, but many hospice care workers haven't outlined their own end-of-life wishes for medical care, researchers say.

Calm Parents Help Calm Kids With ADHD

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As challenging as it can be to raise a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research offers biological evidence that calm, positive parenting may help these kids master their own emotions and behaviors.

Obamacare May Have Helped More Americans Quit Smoking

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw a greater increase in low-income adults who quit smoking than did states that did not expand Medicaid, a new study found.

Face It: Drinking, Smoking Takes Toll on Looks

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Don't want to look old before your time?

Hospital Midwives, Lower C-Section Rates?

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant mothers seeking to lower their risk of a cesarean delivery might want to consider getting a midwife involved, a new study suggests.

Kids Still Getting Risky Painkiller After Tonsillectomy

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite safety warnings from drug regulators, some U.S. children are still being given a risky painkiller after having their tonsils removed, a new study finds.

If Dad Has Depression, Kids Might Develop It, Too

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having a father with depression may put teens at a heightened risk for the mental health problem, a new study suggests.

One Type of Diet Can Add Years to Your Life

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people who follow a low-fat weight-loss plan could tack extra years onto their life, a new review of medical evidence suggests.

Breathing Dirty Air May Raise Miscarriage Risk

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Smog might raise a woman's risk of miscarriage early in her pregnancy, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Nov. 16, 2017

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

FDA Seeks to Speed Development of 'Regenerated' Organs for Medical Use

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Using stem cells to grow new heart tissue, and even whole organs, used to be the stuff of science fiction.

CDC Wants America to Eat Its Fruits & Veggies

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fruits and vegetables can be delicious andnutritious -- but too many Americans are still passing them by, a new report finds.

New Hemophilia Treatment Stems Bleeding Episodes

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent or reduce the number of bleeding episodes among certain people with hemophilia A.

'Boomers' Doing Better at Avoiding Eye Disease of Aging

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Macular degeneration is a major cause of vision loss in older Americans. But new research shows that baby boomers are somehow avoiding the illness at higher rates than their parents did.

Spare the Rod, Spur Better Behavior?

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Before you let your parental frustration get the better of you, a new study suggests you should refrain from spanking your misbehaving youngster.