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HealthDay News - January 11, 2016

Health Tip: Air Pollution Can Harm Your Health

(HealthDay News) -- Smoke, dust, ozone and other air pollutants can be hazardous to your health. That's especially true if you have a chronic condition such as asthma.

Health Tip: Ask Questions Before You Start Exercising

(HealthDay News) -- So you're ready to get fit. Now what? Start by discussing some important issues with your doctor.

Young Adults Would Delay Seeking Stroke Treatment: Survey

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Immediate treatment of stroke is crucial, but a new survey finds that three-quarters of young American adults would delay going to the hospital if they had stroke symptoms.

Kids With Vision-Damaging Cancers May Face Ills Later

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some survivors of childhood cancers that affect vision may face increased risk for long-term health and economic problems, two new studies suggest.

Obamacare Enrollment Initiative Targets Latinos

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- With only three weeks left in the latest Affordable Care Act enrollment period, U.S. health officials and community advocates are ramping up efforts to sign up difficult-to-reach Latino Americans.

Exercise Eases Low Back Pain

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise may reduce your risk of low back pain, Australian researchers report.

Early Weight Loss With Parkinson's May Be a Red Flag

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who lose weight in the early stages of Parkinson's disease may have a more serious form of the movement disorder, according to a new study.

Half of U.S. Teens Exposed to Secondhand Smoke, CDC Says

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite widespread laws banning smoking in public places, new research indicates nearly half of American teens who've never used tobacco are exposed to harmful secondhand smoke -- many in their homes and family cars.

Heartburn Meds Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A type of heartburn medication called proton pump inhibitors may be linked to long-term kidney damage, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Jan. 11, 2016

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

Scientists Spot Three More Genes Linked to Glaucoma Risk

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The discovery of three more genes linked to the most common type of glaucoma could boost efforts to fight the eye disease, researchers report.