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January 26, 2016

Health Tip: Create a Healthier Sandwich

(HealthDay News) -- Is your lunchtime sandwich as healthy as it could be?

Health Tip: Make a Delivery Checklist

(HealthDay News) -- There's so much to do your new baby arrives that a checklist can help lessen anxiety and help you prepare.

Schools Must Do More to Combat Obesity Among Hispanic Kids: Report

MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise and healthy nutrition can be hard to come by at U.S. schools that serve mainly Hispanic students, according to a new report.

Weight May Influence Outcomes After Lung Cancer Surgery

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer surgery patients are most likely to have complications and to die if they're either too thin or fat, a new study suggests.

After Heart Surgery, House Calls by Physician's Assistants Help

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heart surgery patients who receive home visits from physician's assistants are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital, a new study finds.

Some College Kids Spend a Fifth of Class Time on Digital Devices

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- College students spend one-fifth of their time in class using digital devices -- such as smartphones -- for non-educational purposes, new research reveals.

Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby's Asthma Risk: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's been speculation that a daily vitamin D supplement taken in pregnancy might lower the odds for asthma in children. However, two new studies find no evidence for such an effect.

Daily Caffeine Doesn't Seem to Jolt the Heart: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There may be good news for coffee, tea and chocolate lovers: Regular caffeine consumption may not cause dangerous racing of the heart, a new study finds.

Depression Screening Should Include All Pregnant, Postpartum Women: Panel

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- All U.S. adults, including pregnant and postpartum women, should be screened for depression by their family doctor, the nation's leading preventive medicine panel recommends.

Health Highlights: Jan. 26, 2016

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

No Clear Winner Seen Among Stop-Smoking Aids in Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're trying to quit smoking, using the nicotine patch, the drug Chantix, or a combination of the patch and lozenges all appear to work equally well, researchers report.

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