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HealthDay News - July 27, 2016

Health Tip: Ease Arthritis Pain With Warm Water

(HealthDay News) -- When joints are stiff and sore, warm water can be just what the doctor ordered.

Health Tip: Choose the Right Shoes

(HealthDay News) -- Shoes that provides a sturdy base can improve balance, especially among seniors prone to falling.

Safer Heads Prevail With New High School Football Rule

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Concussions are a major risk for high school football players, but new research found that limiting tackling during practices lowered the risk of blows to the head.

Study of Teen Brains Offers Clues to Timing of Mental Illness

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Changes that occur in teens' brains as they mature may help explain why the first signs of mental illness tend to appear during this time, researchers report.

Transgender's Classification as 'Mental Disorder' Is Outdated, Study Finds

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Being transgender is currently classified as a mental health disorder in the World Health Organization International Classification of Diseases (ICD), but a new study suggests that should change.

E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Containers that hold liquid nicotine for electronic cigarettes may not be labeled with the correct amount of nicotine, a new study says.

Lack of Fitness Second Only to Smoking as Predictor of Early Death: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Poor physical fitness ranks right behind smoking as leading risk factors for an early death, new long-term research suggests.

Later Start, Finish to Menstruation May Extend Women's Lives

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women whose periods begin later and who experience menopause later in life are more likely to live to be 90, new research suggests.

E-Cigarettes Emit Toxic Vapors: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- All electronic cigarettes emit harmful chemicals, and levels of those toxic compounds are affected by factors such as temperature, type and age of the device, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: July 27, 2016

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

'Ice Bucket Challenge' Funds a Boon to ALS Research

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The hugely popular "Ice Bucket Challenge" did more than convince millions of people to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research: It actually funded a study that has discovered an important new ALS gene.