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January 29, 2016

Health Tip: Don't Use Smartphone in the Bedroom

(HealthDay News) --If you keep a smartphone on your nightstand and take a peek just before bed, you may be jeopardizing your sleep.

Health Tip: Shed Poor Eating Habits

(HealthDay News) -- Poor eating habits may be contributing to failed efforts to lose weight. Breaking these habits may help you succeed in getting healthier.

Mistakes During Delivery Rarely Cause Newborn Brain Damage, Study Contends

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Few cases of severe brain damage in newborns are due to mistakes made during delivery, a new, small study indicates.

Study Links Diabetes, Obesity in Moms-to-Be to Higher Autism Risk in Kids

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers-to-be who are both obese and diabetic have a higher risk of giving birth to a child with autism than healthy women, a new study suggests.

Resistance to HIV Drug Growing, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- HIV resistance to the antiretroviral drug tenofovir (Viread) is increasingly common, a new study finds.

Poorer Black Patients Have Lower Survival From Esophageal Cancer

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks with low incomes who are diagnosed with esophageal cancer don't survive as long as whites with the disease, a new study finds.

Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If nearly all women worldwide breast-fed their infants and young children, there would be about 800,000 fewer children's deaths and 20,000 fewer breast cancer deaths a year, researchers report.

Boys Victims of Dating Violence, Too

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to what many people may think, teenage boys commonly suffer dating violence -- including physical and emotional abuse, a new U.S. government study finds.

Sleepless Nights Might Raise Women's Type 2 Diabetes Risk

THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have chronic sleep problems may have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Harvard researchers report.

Suicide, Drugs Only Partly to Blame for Rising Deaths of Middle-Aged U.S. Whites

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Death rates among middle-aged white Americans were higher than expected in 2014, likely because progress against common killers such as diabetes and heart disease has halted, a new study contends.

Health Highlights: Jan. 29, 2016

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

FDA Warns of Lead Poisoning Risk From Cosmetic Clay

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A beauty clay sold at major retail outlets may put users at risk for lead poisoning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Friday.

U.S. Weighs Changes to Blood Donations in Response to Zika Virus Outbreak

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are considering whether to put a halt to blood donations from travelers returning from countries affected by the Zika virus, primarily in Central and South America.

Zepatier Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Zepatier (a combination of elbasavir and grazoprevir) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus, genotypes 1 and 4.

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