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HealthDay News - November 20, 2017

Family Vacations That Are Fun for All

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a family vacation is a great way to have quality time, but going on a trip that each family member will enjoy takes some planning.

Quickly Treating Mini-Stroke Can Cut Risk for Future Stroke

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Prompt treatment of a mini-stroke could reduce the likelihood of having a full-blown stroke by roughly 80 percent, according to a new report.

Health Tip: Infant Medication Advice For New Moms

(HealthDay News) -- A new mom has enough stress on her hands without worrying about giving medication to her newborn.

Health Tip: How Much Exercise Do You Need?

(HealthDay News) -- We all know that exercise is good for us, but how much do we need at each stage of life?

How to Spot an Eating Disorder

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eating disorders are common in the United States. But they're hard to identify and tough to fix.

Diabetes, High Blood Pressure While Pregnant Spells Trouble Later On

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you develop both diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy, you face a much higher risk of future trouble than women who only develop one of those conditions while pregnant, researchers report.

When Treating Infertility, Vitamin D Levels May Be Key

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women with low vitamin D levels may be less likely to have a baby after assisted reproductive technology (ART) than those with normal vitamin D levels, a new study suggests.

Severe Psoriasis May Make Diabetes Increasingly Likely

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with the skin disease psoriasis are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, and the more severe the psoriasis, the greater their risk, a new study finds.

Cancer Survivors Can Develop PTSD, Too

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People usually imagine post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as happening to war veterans or assault victims.

Most U.S. Parents Can't Find Good Childcare: Survey

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of U.S. parents with young children say it's difficult to find a childcare or preschool facility that meets their health and safety standards, new survey results show.

Heavier Women May Need Mammograms More Often

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are overweight or obese may need to be screened for breast cancer more frequently, new Swedish research suggests.

Shaming Overweight Kids Only Makes Things Worse

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight kids who are shamed or stigmatized are more likely to binge eat or isolate themselves than to make positive changes such as losing weight, a leading pediatricians' group says.

Motorcycle Crashes Far More Deadly Than Car Crashes

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Motorcycle crashes are far costlier than car accidents, both in lives lost and in medical expenses, a new study shows.

Teens' Painkiller Misuse Linked to Dating Violence

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who abuse prescription drugs, like opioid painkillers, are prone to initiating or being victims of dating violence, a new study finds.

Babies Start Connecting Words Early On

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Babies apparently have a better understanding of adults' language than you might think.

Health Highlights: Nov. 20, 2017

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