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May 03, 2016

Health Tip: Selecting a Sleep Mask

(HealthDay News) -- Bright light can interrupt sleep quickly, so many people use a sleep mask.

Health Tip: Focus on the Positive

(HealthDay News) -- Dwelling on your problems and getting stuck on negative emotions can worsen depression and anxiety.

Why Labradors Often Get Fat

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- One of America's favorite dog breeds, the Labrador retriever, has a genetic variant that seems to make them more likely to gain weight, a new study suggests.

Preemies' Brains Get Boost From Breast Milk

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast milk may help promote brain growth in premature infants, a new study found.

Managing Allergies, Asthma 101

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with allergies or asthma who are heading for college later this year should begin preparing for the transition now, an expert says.

Training Program for Those With Autism Often Results in Low-Paying Jobs: Study

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While a U.S. government-funded job training program for people with autism has a high success rate, many who get jobs earn well below the federal poverty line, a new study finds.

Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When a pregnant woman gets vaccinated for the flu, the protection extends to her baby too, new research confirms.

Too Many People Still Take Unneeded Antibiotics: Study

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one-third of the antibiotics prescribed in the United States aren't appropriate for the conditions being treated, a new federal government study shows.

Health Highlights: May 3, 2016

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

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