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HealthDay News - September 07, 2016

Health Tip: Protect Skin From Diabetes

(HealthDay News) -- Skin problems are common in people with diabetes, but a good daily skin-care routine may offer some protection.

Health Tip: Preventing Summertime Dry Skin

(HealthDay News) -- Hot weather, swimming and more time spent outside can lead to dry skin.

'Glycemic Index' May Be Too Unreliable to Manage Diabetes: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Glycemic index values of the same foods can vary widely and may be an unreliable indicator of blood sugar response, according to a new study.

TV Booze Ads a Lubricant for Teen Drinking: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The more ads for a brand of alcohol that underage drinkers see, the more likely they are to consume that product, a new study finds.

Hair Plus DNA May Advance Forensics

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain proteins in the hair can be used alongside DNA in forensics and archeology, researchers report.

Heart Rhythm Disorder May Be Tied to Wider Range of Ills

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Atrial fibrillation, a common type of heart rhythm disorder, is associated with a wider range of conditions than previously believed, researchers report.

Delivering Twins at 37 Weeks May Help Prevent Stillbirths

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A woman carrying twins should deliver her babies at 37 weeks to reduce the risk of stillbirth and newborn death, new research says.

New Biologic Drug Tackles Hard-to-Control Asthma

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new injectable drug reduces flare-ups in patients with severe asthma that is not controlled by steroid inhalers alone, two new trials show.

Are Birth Control Pills Tied to Decline in Ovarian Cancer Deaths?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ovarian cancer deaths are down dramatically in many parts of the world, and researchers believe the use of birth control pills may be a main reason why.

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.

Intensive Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Can Extend Survival: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive management of type 2 diabetes can make a difference in how long and how well you live, even if you don't start until middle age, researchers report.

Cord-Blood Transplants Show Promise in Leukemia Treatment

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Bone marrow or stem cell transplants can save the lives of adults and children with leukemia, but an ideal donor often isn't available. In those cases, umbilical cord blood may work as well as current alternatives -- or even better in some cases, a new study suggests.

Congress Can't Agree on Additional Funding to Fight Zika

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Congress returned to work Tuesday from its seven-week summer break and failed to agree on additional funding to fight the Zika virus.

Stroke Survivors Often Struggle With Depression

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke survivors face an increased risk of developing depression, a new study suggests.

A Woman's Weight Has Complex Link to Stroke Risk

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Excess weight may put women at increased risk for the most common form of stroke, but at lower risk for a less common stroke type, new research shows.

Health Highlights: Sept. 7, 2016

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

Do Overweight People Fare Better Than Others With Kidney Cancer?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is a risk factor for kidney cancer. Yet, obese people with advanced kidney cancer seem to live longer than normal-weight or underweight patients, a new study finds.

Immune-Based Drug May Ease Chronic Eye Condition

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic eye inflammation known as uveitis may be able to keep the condition at bay with the immune-suppressing drug Humira (adalimumab), a new study finds.