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HealthDay News - January 15, 2016

Health Tip: Help Prevent RSV

(HealthDay News) -- Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a contagious virus. Potentially serious among infants and older adults, it usually mimics symptoms of the common cold.

Health Tip: Follow the 'Simple 7' For a Healthier Heart

(HealthDay News) -- For a healthier heart, follow these seven simple rules, courtesy of the American Heart Association:

Low Bicarbonate Levels May Be a Danger for Seniors

THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who are healthy but have low blood levels of bicarbonate are at higher risk for premature death, a new study contends.

Nerve Damage From Chemo May Affect Cancer Survivors for Years

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many women who survive cancer have symptoms of chemotherapy-related nerve damage in their feet and hands years after treatment, a new study reveals.

Lymphoma Survivors May Not Get All Recommended Follow-Up Care

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some teen and young adult survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma do not receive all the recommended follow-up care, a new study finds.

Pain Relief Advice May Help ER Patients With Terminal Cancer

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with advanced cancer benefit in a number of ways if they're consulted about pain relief measures when they go to an emergency room, a new study suggests.

Teen Weapon Use Varies by Race and Gender: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The likelihood of an American teen using or carrying weapons varies according to race and gender, new research contends.

Rise in Kidney Stones in Teens a Cause for Concern: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of teens, women and blacks are being diagnosed with kidney stones, and the trend is cause for alarm, researchers report.

Trauma Care Workers at Risk for 'Compassion Fatigue'

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The challenges facing trauma care providers can put them at risk for "compassion fatigue" and burnout, a small new study says.

Can Berries, Citrus Fruits Boost Male Sexual Health?

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Biochemicals found in berries, citrus fruit and red wine might help men maintain healthy erections, a new nutrition study suggests.

Health Highlights: Jan. 15, 2016

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

Flu Season Continues to Be Mild, CDC Says

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The mild flu season continues to be that way, U.S. health officials said Friday, but they expect activity to pick up in coming weeks.