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HealthDay News - May 17, 2016

Health Tip: Massage May Help You Sleep Better

(HealthDay News) -- A relaxing, gentle massage before bed may be exactly what's needed to help you get a good night's sleep.

Health Tip: Apply Mosquito Repellent Correctly

(HealthDay News) -- Mosquito repellents can keep bug bites and related illnesses at bay, but you have to apply it properly.

Young Children With Sleep Apnea May Face Learning Difficulties: Study

MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea in young children may affect youngsters' attention, memory and language development, a new study suggests.

Severe, Untreated Sleep Apnea Linked to Aggressive Melanoma

MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep is key to immune function and health, and a new study finds that may be especially true for patients battling melanoma.

Middle Schoolers Exposed to Alcohol Ads Every Day: Study

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Kids as young as 11 see alcohol ads on a daily basis, through television, billboards and signs, new research shows.

1 in 3 Female Doctors Faces Sexual Harassment, Survey Finds

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Thirty percent of female doctors face sexual harassment on the job, new research shows.

Joe Montana Scoring Points Against Heart Disease

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- After retiring from a long and illustrious pro football career that included four Super Bowl championships, quarterback Joe Montana abandoned his decades-long habit of daily exercise.

Sleep Apnea May Raise Risks for Angioplasty Patients

MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they now have more evidence that sleep apnea might worsen heart disease.

Rural Hospitals Often Safer, Cheaper for Common Surgeries: Study

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having a commonplace surgery -- such as a gallbladder removal -- may be safer when done in a rural hospital compared to a suburban or city hospital, a new study finds.

Giving the 'Green Light' to Migraine Relief

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study sheds light -- literally -- on a potential means of easing migraine pain.

As Fitness Levels Rise, Diabetes Risk Drops

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A higher level of heart-lung fitness may reduce your risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, new research finds.

HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Treatment for Cancer: Study

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While powerful HIV medications are granting longer lives to many people infected with the virus, a new U.S. study shows these same patients are less likely to get treatment for cancer if it develops.

Health Highlights: May 17, 2016

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