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July 28, 2016

Health Tip: Choosing a Pregnancy Pillow

(HealthDay News) -- Sleeping comfortably can be a struggle during pregnancy, especially in the later months. A special pregnancy pillow may help you get a better night's rest.

Health Tip: Keep Kitchen Surfaces Clean

(HealthDay News) -- A clean kitchen is a healthy kitchen, so make sure your countertops, cutting boards and other surfaces are clean and bacteria-free.

Family Lifestyles May Be as Important to Health as Genes

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Shared lifestyles and surroundings may play as strong a role as genes in diseases that run in families, a new study indicates.

Space Travel May Pose Risks to Heart

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Former Apollo astronauts have up to five times the rate of heart-related deaths that their Earth-bound peers do, a new study shows.

Deep Brain Stimulation Tested for Early Alzheimer's

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Deep brain stimulation appears safe for people with early Alzheimer's disease -- and might even slow down memory loss in some, a preliminary study suggests.

Hour of Exercise a Day May Offset Sitting's Toll on Health

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just one hour of physical activity a day -- something as simple as a brisk walk or a bicycle ride -- may undo the increased risk of early death that comes with sitting eight hours or more on a daily basis, a new study suggests.

Is It Flu, or Is It Valley Fever?

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Early diagnosis of a potentially fatal fungal infection called valley fever can help patients, but too many are misdiagnosed, experts say.

What Happens When You're Hypnotized?

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Skeptics view hypnosis as a little-understood parlor trick, but a new study reveals real changes occur in the brain when a person enters an hypnotic state.

Vision Trouble Can Dim Life's Prospects

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with vision problems may face a higher risk of unemployment, poverty and mental health problems, a new British study suggests.

Health Highlights: July 28, 2016

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

Florida Investigates 2 More Possible Cases of Zika Virus Local Transmission

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Florida health officials are investigating two more unexplained cases of Zika infection, bringing to four the number of cases that don't seem to be related to travel to countries where the virus is circulating.

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