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November 21, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About Exercise and Hydration
TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Working up a good sweat when you exercise lets you know you're working hard, but it's also a sign that you're losing water -- water that needs to be replaced.
Women Still Want Annual Mammograms
TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most American women would prefer to get a mammogram to screen for breast cancer every year rather than every two years, a new study finds.
Male Triathletes May Be Harming Their Hearts
TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men who compete in triathlons could be putting their hearts at risk, a new study contends.
Health Tip: Help Prevent Osteoporosis
(HealthDay News) -- More than 10 million Americans, mostly women, have osteoporosis, the U.S. National Institute on Aging says.
Health Tip: Diabetes Affects Women Differently
(HealthDay News) -- Diabetes affects about the same number of women and men, but it affects them differently.
Spread Joy, Not Foodborne Illness, for Thanksgiving
TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Though foodborne illness can put a quick end to Thanksgiving festivities, that need not be the case, food safety experts say.
Sunrise, Sunset: Ancient Rhythms Still Dictate Human Life
TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Humankind long ago conquered the darkness with the invention of artificial light. But new research shows that, by and large, the sun's daily cycle still dictates people's activity.
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.
Getting Annual Flu Shot Won't Weaken Your Immune System
TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's no evidence to support the notion that people who get the flu vaccine every year somehow "weaken" their immune system over time, researchers say.
Prep, Patience Help Keep the Family Peace at Thanksgiving
TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Want to keep things peaceful when your family gathers for Thanksgiving? It's possible.
Is a Common Shoulder Surgery Useless?
TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New research casts doubt on the true effectiveness of a common type of surgery used to ease shoulder pain.
Insulin Pill May Delay Type 1 Diabetes in Some
TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's often said that timing is everything. New research suggests this may be true when giving an insulin pill to try to prevent or delay type 1 diabetes.
Health Highlights: Nov. 21, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Self-Harm Cases Surging Among U.S. Girls
TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's a new sign of mental distress among American girls: Nearly 20 percent more young teen and preteen females have sought emergency room treatment for poisoning, cutting or harming themselves yearly since 2009, research shows.
Almost 21 Million Worldwide Now Have Access to HIV Meds
TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people with HIV who take life-saving antiretroviral medications has increased by tens of millions worldwide in recent decades, a United Nations report says.
Report: Industry Hid Decades-Old Study Showing Sugar's Unhealthy Effects
TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Big Sugar seems to have copied the Big Tobacco playbook, a new report contends.
Opioid Crisis Hitting Boomers, Millennials Hardest
TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. opioid epidemic seems to be taking its biggest toll on the baby boomer and millennial generations, a new study suggests.
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