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January 19, 2016

Health Tip: Evaluating Your Environment

(HealthDay News) -- If you're trying to lose weight, evaluate your environment to figure out how it affects your choices and habits.

Health Tip: Get Stretching

(HealthDay News) -- Stretching is great for your muscles, but take steps to make sure you're doing it properly to help avoid injury.

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea: A Growing Threat

MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Public health experts are expressing growing anxiety over the prospect of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea.

Average U.S. Home Harbors About 100 Types of Insects, Other Critters

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even if you think you live alone, you may not: A new study finds that the average American shares his or her home with over 100 different species of insects and other "arthropods."

Study Questions Use of Physical Therapy for Early Parkinson's

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Physical therapy might not benefit people with mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests.

HIV Testing Rates Still Low Among Teens, Young Adults: CDC

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Only one in five sexually active high school students has been tested for HIV, and young adults aren't doing much better at finding out their status, U.S. health officials report.

Stillbirths Still Too Common Worldwide

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a decline in the rate of stillbirths, more than 2.6 million stillbirths still occur worldwide each year -- approximately 7,200 deaths daily, British researchers report.

Screen Nursing Home Residents for B12 Deficiency: Researchers

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin B12 deficiency is common among seniors in long-term care, but easily remedied with screening, according to a new Canadian study.

Slow Heart Rate Doesn't Mean Early Death Risk: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with a slow heart rate don't have an increased risk for heart disease, a new study suggests.

Doctors Choose Less Aggressive Care at End of Life, Studies Reveal

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors facing death are less likely to demand aggressive care that might squeeze out a bit more extra time of life, two new studies show.

Health Highlights: Jan. 19, 2016

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

Families Say Hospice Better Than Hospital for Dying Cancer Patients

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Families of patients dying of cancer felt their loved one had better care and quality of life when they died in a hospice rather than in a hospital's intensive care unit, a new study reveals.

Out-of-Shape Teens May Face High Blood Pressure Later

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who are either overweight or have low fitness levels face a heightened risk of developing high blood pressure by middle age, a large new study finds.

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