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HealthDay News - February 01, 2016

Health Tip: Ready to Run a Trail?

(HealthDay News) -- If you're a runner, taking a break from the regular route is a great way to mix up your routine and enjoy some new scenery.

Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in the Bathroom

(HealthDay News) -- Hot water and slippery surfaces in the bathroom can pose injury hazards for little ones.

Painkillers Don't Ease Disability Due to Nerve Damage: Study

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking prescription narcotic painkillers doesn't improve movement or reduce disability in people with pain related to nerve damage, researchers have found.

Air Pollution Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to high levels of air pollution in pregnancy may increase the risk of having a preterm baby, new research suggests.

Older, Sicker Patients Admitted to Hospitals on Weekends, Study Says

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients hospitalized on a weekend because of medical emergencies tend to be older and more disabled than those admitted on weekdays, a new study shows.

Fitness Linked to Better Survival After First Heart Attack

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Being in good shape may improve a person's chances of surviving a first heart attack, a new study indicates.

Newer Treatment May Be Easier on Children With Brain Tumors

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of treatment called proton radiotherapy is as effective as standard photon (X-ray) radiation therapy in treating a common type of brain tumor in children, a new study reports.

Many Depressed Teens Don't Get Follow-Up Care

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Depression can strike during the teen years, but too many U.S. teenagers with the illness are not getting proper follow-up care, a new study finds.

Girls Who Eat More Fiber May Face Lower Breast Cancer Risk Later: Study

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage girls who get plenty of fiber in their diets may have a lower risk of breast cancer later in life, a new, large study suggests.

Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dabbing infants delivered by cesarean section with their mothers' vaginal secretions restores some of the potentially helpful bacteria that newborns naturally pick up when they pass through the birth canal, a small study finds.

Health Highlights: Feb. 1, 2016

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