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HealthDay News - September 06, 2016

Health Tip: Heal Your Body With Nutrition

(HealthDay News) -- Your body needs vitamins, protein, minerals and other essential nutrients to help heal itself, so food can play a role in healing.

Health Tip: Find a Fun Alarm Clock

(HealthDay News) -- If you have a tough time getting out of bed in the morning, a fun alarm clock that eases the transition into your day may help.

Older Drug May Help Type 1 Diabetics' Heart Health

TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An inexpensive medication normally given to people with type 2 diabetes may help preserve heart health in people with the less common form of diabetes -- type 1, a small new study finds.

E-Records a Grind for Many Doctors

MONDAY, Sept. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The large amount of time spent on electronic health records and other clerical duties may contribute to doctor burnout, a new study suggests.

Pediatricians' Group Advises Against Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine

TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The nasal spray flu vaccine is ineffective and should not be used in the upcoming flu season, says a leading group of U.S. pediatricians.

Mouse Study Suggests Brain Circuit Involved in Sleep-Wake Cycle

MONDAY, Sept. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've identified a brain circuit in mice that plays a key role in the sleep-wake cycle.

Salt-Based Spray May Help Chronic Nosebleeds

TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A simple salt-based spray is as effective as medicated sprays in controlling chronic nosebleeds, a new study contends.

MRIs Safe During First Months of Pregnancy: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- MRI scans in the first trimester of pregnancy do not appear to pose any risk to the fetus, researchers report.

Antibiotics Before Age 2 May Be Linked to Allergies Later

TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking antibiotics at a very young age could increase the risk of certain allergies later in life, new research suggests.

Number of Americans on Gluten-Free Diet Tripled in 5 Years

TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Gluten-free diets seem to be the latest fad, yet the number of people being diagnosed with celiac disease hasn't budged, new research shows.

Could Good Sex Be Bad for an Older Man's Heart?

TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sexually active older men may be more likely to have a heart attack, heart failure or stroke compared with their less lusty peers, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: Sept. 6, 2016

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

Fans May Not Be Cool Choice for the Elderly

TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When the temperature soars to 108 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, older adults may want to forgo an electric fan, a tiny study suggests.

Zika Infection Found in Eyes of Mice

TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic material from the Zika virus is present in the tears of infected mice, which suggests the virus may linger in the eyes, researchers say.

Cesarean Birth Linked to Risk of Obesity in Childhood

TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Infants delivered by cesarean section may face a higher risk of becoming obese, a new study suggests.

For Those With Sleep Apnea, Maybe It's Time for a Driving Test

TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Erratic driving may be a problem for people with sleep apnea.

Clot Retrieval Device Approval Expanded

TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Two similar devices that help doctors retrieve blood clots and avoid potential disability among stroke victims have been approved for new uses by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Thyroid Levels in High-Normal Range May Be Linked to Cardiac Arrest

TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with higher levels of thyroid hormone in their bloodstream may be at greater risk of sudden cardiac death, even if those levels aren't abnormally high, a new study suggests.

U.N. Tightens Safe Sex Guidelines for Visitors to Zika Zones

TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- With evidence growing that the Zika virus can be transmitted sexually, the World Health Organization on Tuesday recommended that all travelers -- male and female, with symptoms or no symptoms -- practice safe sex or abstinence for six months after returning from areas where Zika is spreading.