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February 03, 2016

Health Tip: Taking an Antidiarrheal Drug?

(HealthDay News) -- An over-the-counter antidiarrheal drug can help clear a bout of diarrhea, but it's important to take the medication properly.

Health Tip: Prevent Heel Pain

(HealthDay News) -- Heel pain can make everyday activities difficult and painful.

When Seniors Stop Driving, Poorer Health May Be a Passenger

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who give up driving may see their mental and physical well-being decline, a new research review finds.

Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Won't Raise Seniors' Dementia Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking one of a class of anti-anxiety pills that includes Ativan, Valium or Xanax does not increase older adults' risk of dementia, a new study finds.

Time to Follow-Up After a Positive Colon Cancer Test Varies by Hospital

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If your stool-based colon cancer test should come back positive, just how long it takes for you to get follow-up care may depend on your hospital, a new study finds.

Surgical Safety Checklists May Shorten Hospital Stays, Save Lives

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A surgical safety checklist reduced patients' risk of death over 90 days and shortened their hospital stay, a new study found.

Sitting for Hours May Raise Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sitting for long stretches might boost your risk for type 2 diabetes, even if you exercise, researchers report.

Parent's Depression May Harm Child's Grades, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A child's grades in school might suffer if a parent is suffering from depression, according to a new study.

Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika Virus

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Local health officials in Texas have confirmed a case of Zika virus infection that was transmitted by sex, and not by the bite of a mosquito.

New Drug Shows Promise Against Severe Sinusitis

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug for the treatment of nasal polyps has shown promise in a small, preliminary trial involving a group of patients struggling with chronic sinusitis.

Health Highlights: Feb. 3, 2016

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

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