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HealthDay News - May 09, 2016

Health Tip: Sleep Well During Travel

(HealthDay News) -- Traveling for work or pleasure shouldn't involve sleepless nights.

Health Tip: Prevent a Chemical Emergency

(HealthDay News) -- Preventing a chemical emergency may be as easy as following the instructions on each product's label.

With Zika at the Doorstep, U.S. Health Officials Brace for Battle

MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- With mosquito season arriving in the Gulf Coast states, U.S. public health officials have begun deploying a three-pronged battle plan to combat Zika virus, which has caused thousands of birth defects in Latin America in the last year.

E-Cigarette Poisonings Skyrocket Among Young Kids: Study

MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Calls to poison control centers about young children's exposure to e-cigarettes have skyrocketed in recent years, new research shows.

Child Obesity Rates Drop in Canada

MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of Canadian children who are overweight or obese is declining, a new Canadian study shows.

Penis Reconstructions 'Life-Altering' for Men, Studies Show

SATURDAY, May 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who undergo surgery to create a new penis seem to fare well in the long term, two new studies show.

Swaddling May Increase Chances of SIDS

MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If infants are swaddled during sleep, their risk of dying from SIDS is higher, especially if they are placed on their stomachs, new research suggests.

Could Nasal Spray Curtail Nighttime Bathroom Trips?

SUNDAY, May 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Countless people -- often men with enlarged prostates -- need to visit the bathroom during the night. But help could soon be at hand in the form of a nasal spray, new research suggests.

New 'Second Skin' Temporarily Smoothes Wrinkles

MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- MIT researchers may have discovered a fountain of youth for skin -- at least a very temporary one.

Health Highlights: May 9, 2016

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