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HealthDay News - March 24, 2016

Health Tip: Setting Goals for a Healthier Lifestyle

(HealthDay News) -- If you're at risk for type 2 diabetes, making some lifestyle changes can help you keep the disease at bay.

Health Tip: Make Your Workouts More Intense

(HealthDay News) -- High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a popular and effective form of exercise. But before you step up your routine, make sure you're doing it safely.

More U.S. Women Delivering Babies at Home or Birth Centers

WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More women in the United States are choosing to deliver their babies at home or in birth centers, a new study indicates.

Spare Dying Patients Electric Shocks From Heart Device, Docs Say

THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dying patients with an implantable heart defibrillator don't know the device can be turned off so that it doesn't give them painful shocks during their last days of life, researchers report.

Daytime Sleepiness, Long Naps Linked to Heart Risks: Study

THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While getting enough sleep is key to health, a new study suggests that long daytime naps may not be doing your heart any favors.

'Love Hormone' Levels in Pregnancy May Point to Risk for Postpartum Depression

THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of the mother-child bonding hormone oxytocin during pregnancy may be associated with increased risk of postpartum depression in some women, researchers say.

Hormone Exposure in Womb May Boost Later Type 2 Diabetes Risk

THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to the hormone leptin in the womb may increase a child's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new mouse study suggests.

Could Lots of Time Spent on Social Media Be Tied to Depression?

THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The more time young adults spend using popular social media, the greater the link to depression, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: March 24, 2016

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

Kids' Fruit Drinks, Juices Contain Day's Worth of Sugar

THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many commercially sold fruit drinks and juices give kids a full day's worth of sugar in a single serving, a new British study shows.