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HealthDay News - May 04, 2016

Health Tip: Recognizing Achilles Tendinitis

(HealthDay News) -- Tears, degeneration and inflammation may all contribute to Achilles tendinitis, leading to heel and ankle pain.

Health Tip: Trim Daily Calories

(HealthDay News) -- Experts say to lose a pound a week, you'll need to cut 3,500 calories during that span. But how can you do so without feeling hungry?

Fatty Foods, Drowsy Days

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who eat a lot of fatty foods may find themselves needing an afternoon nap, a new study suggests.

Emergency Surgery Risky Business in Poor Countries

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who have emergency surgery in poor nations may be much likelier to die than patients in wealthy countries, a new study finds.

Medical Errors: A Hidden Killer

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States, a new study contends.

Bacteria Experiment May Point Way to Slow Zika's Spread

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Experiments in mosquitoes suggest that bacteria may help curb the spread of the Zika virus.

Many Heart Bypass Patients Don't Take Needed Meds

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many heart bypass patients are skipping medications meant to maintain smooth blood flow in their repaired veins, a new study finds.

CPR Help as Near as Your Phone

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A stranger or someone you love suddenly collapses with cardiac arrest, but you don't know CPR.

4 Ways You Can Cut Smog in Your Town

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Those hazy days of summer may mean high smog levels for some northeastern U.S. states, but you can help reduce air pollution where you live, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says.

Health Highlights: May 4, 2016

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