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October 28, 2015

Health Tip: What's Behind Muscle Cramps?

(HealthDay News) -- Nothing can end a workout faster than muscle cramps. But have you ever wondered what causes them?

Health Tip: Exercising Indoors

(HealthDay News) -- Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you can't exercise. There are plenty of ways to keep your body moving indoors.

Surgeon's Calming Words May Ease Stress of Surgery

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Few moments in life are more daunting than those just before a surgery. But a new study finds that some reassuring words from a doctor just before an operation begins may be more effective than drugs in easing patient anxiety.

Narcotic Painkiller Use in Adolescence May Raise Risk of Adult Addiction

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who are given prescription narcotic painkillers may run a higher risk of abusing narcotics after high school, a new study suggests.

Doctors Can Fine-Tune Estimates of Delivery Dates, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A simple test could give pregnant women a better idea of when they'll give birth, researchers say.

People With Schizophrenia Face Much Higher Risk of Early Death

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American adults with schizophrenia face a much higher risk of an early death, particularly from heart and lung diseases associated with smoking, a new study finds.

E-Cigarette Use Highest Among Young Adults, U.S. Report Finds

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a first-of-its-kind look at electronic cigarettes, a new U.S. government study reports that nearly 13 percent of American adults have tried e-cigarettes at least once and almost 4 percent use them.

Marriage May Aid Recovery From Heart Surgery, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Married people who have cardiac surgery may fare better after the operation than those who are divorced, separated or widowed, according to new research.

New Treatment for Melanoma Gets FDA Approval

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A genetically engineered cold sore virus that "blows up" melanoma tumors has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help treat the deadly skin cancer.

Health Highlights: Oct. 28, 2015

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