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HealthDay News - July 12, 2016

Health Tip: Measure Your Waist Circumference

(HealthDay News) -- A large belly is more likely to put you at risk for health problems. So measure your waist to help gauge your health.

Health Tip: Logging What You Eat

(HealthDay News) -- If you want to watch your weight, make sure you've got an accurate assessment of what you're putting into your mouth each day.

Mouse Study Hints at Hope Against Blindness

MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report they have regenerated parts of damaged optic nerves in a handful of blind mice, a breakthrough that might lead to a human cure for glaucoma and other nerve-related blindness.

If 1st Baby's Early, 2nd Will Be Too: Study

TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who give birth to their first child even a couple of weeks early are up to three times more likely to deliver their next baby prematurely, new research suggests.

Do More to Fight HIV in Africa: Study

TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New HIV infections in African men could be prevented by increasing male circumcision rates and providing more women with HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART), a new study finds.

Drink Water, Stay Slimmer?

TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Water might be a secret weapon for dieters, research involving nearly 10,000 adults suggests.

Nerve Zap Eased Rheumatoid Arthritis in Small Study

TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic stimulation of a nerve running from the brain to the gut may help ease stubborn symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, preliminary research suggests.

How Safe Is Condomless Sex When Partner With HIV Takes Meds?

TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- HIV transmission is highly unlikely among straight couples who have sex without condoms when one partner carries the virus but takes medication, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: July 12, 2016

FDA Approves First of New Class of Drugs for Dry Eye

More Older Americans Cared for at Home

TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More older Americans with chronic health problems are opting to live at home, relying on help from family, paid caregivers or friends, a new study finds.

Xiidra Eyedrops Approved to Treat Dry Eye

TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Xiidra (lifitegrast) eyedrops have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat symptoms of dry eye disease, a group of conditions related to insufficient tear production.