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April 29, 2016

Many Manly Men Avoid Needed Health Care

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Macho men are less likely than women to visit a doctor, and more likely to request male physicians when they do make an appointment, researchers say.

Health Tip: Sleepless on Sunday

(HealthDay News) -- If you're tossing and turning on Sunday night in anticipation of the week ahead, you're not alone. Experts say it's when the fewest people get a good night's rest.

Health Tip: Avoid Alcohol While Nursing

(HealthDay News) -- Drinking alcohol while nursing can affect the taste of the milk baby gets, and the amount of milk that you produce. If you choose to drink alcohol, make sure you minimize the effects to your baby.

To Avoid Food Poisoning, There's an App for That

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There are apps for maps, restaurants and calorie-counting. Now, there's even one from the U.S. government for reducing your risk of foodborne illness.

Heat Beats Cold for Treating Jellyfish Stings

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're unlucky enough to suffer a jellyfish sting, new research says that heat is better than cold for easing the pain.

Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although older women may face more potential pregnancy complications, their children seem to fare better in some ways over the long run, a new study suggests.

E-Cigarettes 'In' at Some Schools

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens are more likely to give electronic cigarettes a try if they attend schools where use of the devices is common, a new study suggests.

Zika Virus Was in Haiti Long Before Brazil Outbreak: Study

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests the Zika virus was circulating in Haiti months before Brazil's first cases were reported last spring.

Health Highlights: April 29, 2016

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

Smog May Boost Risk for Several Cancers

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to fine particles of air pollution -- from cars, trucks, power plants and manufacturing facilities -- is tied to an increased risk of dying from several kinds of cancer, a new study suggests.

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