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HealthDay News - March 18, 2016

Health Tip: Alzheimer's Disease Can Interfere With Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- Among the many challenges for a person with Alzhaimer's and his or her caregiver is that the disease can disturb sleep.

Health Tip: Want to Try Raw Milk?

(HealthDay News) -- You may be interested in trying raw milk that has not been pasteurized. But the pasteurization process kills bacteria and other germs, so avoiding pasteurization does come with potential risks.

Many Men Have Body Image Issues, Too

FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women aren't the only ones at risk of worrying about their looks: A new study finds many men also fret about their physique, especially gay men.

Could Growing Up Poor Raise Obesity Risks Later?

FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Growing up in a poor neighborhood may put people at higher risk for obesity later in life, a new study finds.

Generic Gleevec Will Likely Cut Millions in Health Costs

FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Using the generic form of the cancer drug Gleevec could save patients and insurers millions of dollars, a new study suggests.

Women Who've Battled Postpartum Depression Often Limit Family Size

FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who've had postpartum depression may not have more than two children, a new study suggests.

Exercise May Extend Lives of People With COPD

FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise could help boost the survival of people who've left the hospital after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds.

Thought Processing a Concern of Parkinson's Patients, Study Says

FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Declines in thinking skills could have a greater impact on Parkinson's disease patients' ability to converse than physical problems, according to a British study.

Psychological Disorders Affect 1 in 7 U.S. Kids Under 9: CDC

FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- One in seven American children aged 2 to 8 suffers from a mental, behavioral or developmental problem, federal health officials report.

Flu Season Hasn't Peaked Yet

FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- This flu season continues to be the mildest in the past three years, U.S. health officials say.

Acetaminophen Won't Help Arthritis Pain, Study Finds

THURSDAY, March 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Acetaminophen -- commonly known as Tylenol in the United States -- isn't an effective choice for relieving osteoarthritis pain in the hip or knee, or for improving joint function, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: March 18, 2016

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