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July 17, 2018

4 Rules to Avoid Regaining Lost Weight

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Have you reached your ideal weight? Congratulations! You're halfwayto winning the weight loss battle.

Health Tip: Care For an Incision After Surgery

(HealthDay News) -- The last thing you want to do after surgery is develop an infection. So caring for a surgical wound is of prime importance.

Health Tip: What's the Difference Between Delirium and Dementia?

(HealthDay News) -- Delirium is a significant change in mental status, usually occurring during times of illness or stress, Health in Aging.org says.

Food Allergies Less Severe in Infants: Study

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A severe allergic reaction to food is much less serious in infants than in toddlers and older children, a new study concludes.

If It Isn't Real Meat, Say So: Survey

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans believe lab-grown meat should be labeled as different from conventional meat, a new survey finds.

Animal Cruelty May Indicate Child Abuse

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children who abuse animals may have been abused themselves, a new study suggests.

As Ticks Reach Record Numbers, Take Precautions

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the tick population surges across the United States this summer, one doctor says the best way to avoid being infected with the nasty illnesses the tiny bugs carry is to wear protective clothing and to check your body thoroughly after every trip into the woods.

Hidden Blood in Feces May Signal Deadly Conditions

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even if it's not visible to the naked eye, blood in the stool can be serious -- a sign of a potentially fatal disease other than colon cancer, new research suggests.

Brain Scans Yield More Clues to Autism

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism show abnormalities in a deep brain circuit that typically makes socializing enjoyable, a new study finds.

Ancient Bread Remnants Predate Early Agriculture

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Recently discovered remains of 14,400-year-old bread are the oldest ever found and predate the dawn of agriculture by at least 4,000 years, researchers report.

New MRI Test May Predict Severity of MS

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with multiple sclerosis (MS) often live with uncertainty because it's hard to predict how quickly the disease will progress and how disabling it might become.

Health Highlights: July 17, 2018

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

Can Smartphones Trigger ADHD Symptoms in Teens?

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who constantly use their smartphones may have a heightened risk of developing symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, a new study suggests.

Jury Still Out on Probiotics

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Probiotics have become a trendy dietary supplement, with more and more people popping bacteria-laden capsules to try to improve their gut health.

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