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September 09, 2016

Know Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer -- and the Symptoms

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A major shift is needed in the prevention and treatment of ovarian cancer, according to a doctor who specializes in the disease.

Will Worsening 'Smoke Waves' Threaten Western U.S.?

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change, and the warmer summers it will bring, could blanket much of the western United States with persistent "smoke waves" -- consecutive days of air pollution from wildfires, a new study warns.

Health Tip: Traveling With Arthritis

(HealthDay News) -- Arthritis doesn't have to ruin your vacation.

Health Tip: Why Floss?

(HealthDay News) -- If you think you can skip flossing your teeth, think again. It should be an important part of your daily dental health regimen, experts say.

Anti-Inflammatory Agent in Cord Blood Shows Promise in Mice

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that a factor found in umbilical cord blood helped fight harmful inflammation in mice, and could point the way to new treatments for humans.

Mouse Study Hints at Which Brain Cells Trigger Fear

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In experiments with mice, researchers say they have found cells in the brain that play a major role in triggering anxiety.

Child Health Improves When Caregivers Get One-on-One Help

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The health of children in poor families improves when their caregivers receive one-on-one assistance with social needs such as lack of food and shelter, a new study finds.

Cancer Caregivers Face Difficult Demands

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who care for loved ones with cancer face more challenges than those who look after someone with other health problems, a new study reports.

Early Palliative Care Improves Patients' Quality of Life

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Starting palliative care shortly after a person is diagnosed with incurable cancer helps patients cope and improves their quality of life, a new study shows.

Savor Your Coffee -- and a Bright Smile

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Coffee may stain your teeth, but its health benefits outweigh that problem, dental experts say.

New 'Superlice' Resist Most Over-the-Counter Remedies

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In the war against "superlice," parents appear to be up against a mighty foe -- and it's one they'd certainly rather never see in the first place.

Something to 'Like' About Facebook

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Like it or not, Facebook has the potential to lift your well-being, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Sept. 9, 2016

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

FDA Warns Ovarian Cancer Tests Not Reliable

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Screening tests for ovarian cancer are not reliable and should not be used, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

Strides Made in Treating Childhood Cancer: Report

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Significant progress has been made in treating childhood cancers, but more needs to be done to fight tougher cancers and protect the long-term health of survivors, a new report says.

CDC's Frieden: We're Nearly Out of Money to Fight Zika

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The federal government is basically out of money to fight the Zika virus, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

Connecticut Toddler Latest U.S. Case of 'Superbug'

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have identified a new patient who carried a type of bacteria that is resistant to an antibiotic of last resort, bringing the number of cases reported in the United States to four.

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