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HealthDay News - April 05, 2016

Health Tip: Evaluating Bedroom Lighting

(HealthDay News) -- The lighting in your bedroom is crucial to helping you get much-needed sleep.

Health Tip: Your Extracurricular Teen

(HealthDay News) -- After-school activities generally are good for your teen, except when the added stress outweighs any benefit.

Harmful Artery-Stiffening Seen in Healthy 40-Year-Olds

TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even healthy, young adults may have hardening of the arteries that can harm their brain health, a new study suggests.

Caring for Baby's Teeth Starts Before Birth

TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A child's dental health begins at the time of conception, says an expert who recommends mothers-to-be visit the dentist before, during and after pregnancy.

Bedbugs Widespread in Low-Income Housing, Study Finds

TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Bedbug infestations are common in low-income apartments, and residents are often unaware of the problem, researchers report.

Sleepless Nights Linked to Brain Changes in Study

TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Insomnia is linked with abnormalities in the brain's white matter -- the tissues that form connections and carry information between different parts of the brain, a small Chinese study suggests.

Vitamin D Boosts Heart Function in Study

MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular doses of vitamin D3 may improve heart function in heart failure patients, a new British study suggests.

Cost of Insulin Rises Threefold in Just a Decade: Study

TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans with diabetes who rely on insulin to keep their blood sugar levels in check are facing sticker shock: A new study finds the price of insulin has tripled in only 10 years.

Health Highlights: April 5, 2016

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