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HealthDay News - November 27, 2017

A Pantry Makeover for a Healthier Diet

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You know about buying no- and low-fat dairy and lean cuts of meat. But your pantry might also need a makeover to help you get the most nutrients from your foods and stick with a healthy diet plan.

Pot May Alter Brain Function of Some With HIV

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Using marijuana when you have HIV could lead to problems with brain function if you also abuse alcohol or drugs, a new study finds.

From Horses to Humans: Uncovering a Clue to Sore Throats

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The fight against germs that cause millions of sore throats each year may have gotten a boost from horses.

With Diabetes, Be on the Alert for Foot Sores

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having diabetes means keeping track of what you eat, how much you exercise, your blood sugar levels and even the condition of your feet.

Health Tip: How to Clean a Breast Pump

(HealthDay News) -- Women who use a breast pump should make sure the device is well cleaned to prevent contamination.

Health Tip: Seniors at Heightened Risk of Foodborne Illness

(HealthDay News) -- If you're 65 or older, your immune system probably is weaker than when you were younger, and you're at higher risk of contracting foodborne illness.

Zika Nerve Damage May Stem From Body's Response to the Virus

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nerve-related complications of Zika infection may be caused by the immune system's response to the virus, not the virus itself, according to a new study.

Can Trees Curb Asthma Flare-Ups in Polluted Cities?

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Urban air pollution can trigger asthma. But lots of trees in cities might lower the odds of a flare-up, a new British study finds.

Memo to Doctors: Spit Out the Bad News

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors, don't be afraid to deliver bad news.

Seeking Better Sleep? Here's One Simple Step to Help

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a better night's shut-eye may be as easy as cracking open a bedroom window or door, a small new study suggests.

Bullied Teens More Likely to Take Weapons to School

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Bullied teens are twice as likely to take weapons such as guns or knives to school, a new study reveals.

Is It Time to Scrap the Pap Test?

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a woman who's been given the all-clear after one or more combination tests for cervical cancer, you can probably wait five years between screenings, a new large study suggests.

Health Highlights: Nov. 27, 2017

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

Controversial MS Treatment Found to Be Ineffective

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The main proponent of a controversial treatment for multiple sclerosis now has declared the therapy to be worthless.

Arthritis No Longer Just a Disease of the Old

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More younger Americans experience the aches and pains of arthritis than once thought.