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May 23, 2018

Is Fasting a Diet Solution?

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Research shows that fasting on alternate days has health benefits, including lowering the amount of inflammation in the body.

Health Tip: Risk Factors for an Ectopic Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg grows outside the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tube.

Health Tip: Treating a Black Eye

(HealthDay News) -- Black eyes are common among kids who play sports. Most cases can be treated with self-care at home.

Early Life Trauma May Affect an Adult Man's Sperm

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's preliminary research suggesting that abuse or neglect in childhood might have an effect on the quality of a man's sperm.

Toxins in BBQ Fumes May Be Absorbed Through the Skin

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When you fire up the grill for your Memorial Day cookout, beware: Those tantalizing aromas hold an underestimated health risk.

Mediterranean Diet Most Popular on U.S. Coasts

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Evidence linking a Mediterranean diet to a slew of health benefits is extensive and growing, but new research finds Americans in some regions aren't taking to it.

'Pizza Challenge' Suggests Food Is Just More Tempting to Some

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For some people who struggle with weight gain, their body's responses to delicious food may be working against them.

Small World? Not With One-Quarter Obese by 2045

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If current trends continue, nearly one-quarter of the world's population will be obese by 2045. And one in eight people will have type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.

A Lonely Heart Poses a Big Health Risk

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with heart failure who are socially isolated are more likely to be hospitalized or die prematurely than those who feel connected to others, new research suggests.

Could More Fish in the Diet Boost Sex Lives and Fertility?

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Adding more seafood to the diet could help get couples' sex lives, and even their fertility, back in the swim of things, new research shows.

'Religious Refusal Laws' May Take Mental Health Toll on LGBT Americans

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Laws in a dozen U.S. states say it's okay to deny services to same-sex couples due to religious objections. But new research finds such legislation could lead to mental distress to lesbians and gays living in those states, not just those personally discriminated against.

Can Excess Weight in Toddlers Cause Brain Drain?

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Extra pounds in early childhood may do more than put a child's physical health at risk -- they might result in a slightly lower IQ, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: May 23, 2018

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

New Guidelines Mean 1 in 3 Adults May Need Blood Pressure Meds

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One out of every three U.S. adults has high blood pressure that should be treated with medication, under guidelines recently adopted by the two leading heart health associations.

Treatment for Teething Pain Poses Serious Health Threat: FDA

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Consumers should stop using over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine because they pose a serious health threat to infants and young children, U.S. health officials warned Wednesday.

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