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May 15, 2015

How Safe Is Exercise for Those With Common Irregular Heartbeat?

FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Safe" levels of exercise differ for men and women with the common heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, new research reports.

Health Tip: The Effects of Long-Term Alcohol Abuse

(HealthDay News) -- Chronic excessive drinking can take a major toll on your health.

Health Tip: Coping With Diarrhea From Chemo

(HealthDay News) -- Chemotherapy treatment can lead to a host of digestive problems, including diarrhea.

Learning Daily Skills Prepares Kids With Autism for Adult Life

THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with autism have a better chance of finding and keeping a job if they can effectively perform basic daily tasks, such as bathing, brushing their teeth, cleaning and preparing meals, new research reveals.

Single Moms Report Poorer Health Later in Life

FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are single mothers before age 50 may be at increased risk for poor health later in life, according to a new study.

Men Should Be Screened for Osteoporosis, Too

FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men are far less likely than women to be screened for osteoporosis, even though they are more likely to suffer worse consequences from the bone-thinning condition, a new study finds.

Too Much, Too Little Sleep May Up Stroke Risk for Those With High Blood Pressure

FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with high blood pressure who sleep less than five hours or more than eight hours each night may have significantly higher odds of a stroke, new research suggests.

Even in Later Life, Exercise Seems to Pay Dividends

THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A little exercise late in life may help men live longer, new research from Norway suggests.

Even Elite Athletes May Have Heart Abnormalities

FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even the best athletes in the world can have potentially fatal heart defects, a new study says.

World's Tiniest Pacemaker Seems Safe, Effective in Trial

FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The world's smallest pacemaker is safe and effective in patients with a slow heart rhythm, according to the first human clinical trial of the device.

Probiotic Supplements May Contain Traces of Gluten

FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many probiotic products contain traces of gluten and could cause problems for people with celiac disease, according to a new study.

Health Highlights: May 15, 2015

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

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