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HealthDay News - August 17, 2016

Sleep Is Key to College Success

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It can be hard for college students to get enough sleep, and that can affect their physical and mental well-being, a sleep expert says.

Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite concerns that the stimulants used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might raise the risk of drug abuse, new research suggests the medications are linked with less risky behaviors in teens.

Health Tip: Sealing Teeth to Help Prevent Cavities

(HealthDay News) -- Coating the molars with a special covering can help thwart bacteria and prevent cavities, dental health experts say.

Health Tip: Keep Teen Drivers Safer

(HealthDay News) -- Teen drivers are at heightened risk of getting into an accident. But there are things parents can do to reduce those chances.

Antipsychotic Meds Pose Little Danger to Fetus, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antipsychotic medicines in early pregnancy does not significantly increase the risk of birth defects, a new study finds.

Depression Common After Time Spent in ICU

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of former intensive care unit (ICU) patients have depression, a new review finds.

2 Kids an Hour Hurt in Strollers, Infant Carriers

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although strollers and child carriers may look safe, two children are injured in these kid-movers every hour in the United States, a new study says.

Health Highlights: Aug. 17, 2016

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

Child Abuse May Shorten Some Women's Lives

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffered physical or emotional abuse as children often die at a younger age than other women, a new study suggests.