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September 15, 2016

Diet or Exercise: What's Best for the Middle-Aged Heart

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a middle-aged couch potato in serious need of boosting your heart health, is it better to exercise or diet?

Health Tip: Install Smoke Detectors at Home

(HealthDay News) -- Installing smoke alarms in your home is one of the most important steps you can take to protect your family.

Health Tip: Preparing for Baby's First Teeth

(HealthDay News) -- Baby's first teeth signal an exciting time for new parents, but they can be a source of pain and discomfort for your little one.

Facebook Bullying Can Cause Depression

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Negative experiences on Facebook can increase the odds of depression in young people, a new study found.

Sad Music Moves Those Who Are Empathetic

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people find sad music relaxing but to those who are very empathetic, exposure to melancholic melodies is an intense but positive and deeply moving experience, according to a new study.

Zika Found in Eye Fluid in Study

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Zika can be detected in fluid inside the eyelid and in the eye's outermost layer, a new study shows.

Hearing Loss Widespread, 'Progressive' in Older Americans

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds widespread hearing loss among elderly Americans, with an especially high rate for those 90 and older.

Stem Cells Transplanted in Monkeys Without Anti-Rejection Drugs

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they have successfully transplanted reprogrammed monkey stem cells into the eyes of other monkeys without the need for anti-rejection drugs.

Study Sees Link Between Long Naps, Type 2 Diabetes Risk

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Could long afternoon naps raise your risk of developing type 2 diabetes?

More Evidence That Zika Causes Microcephaly

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A rigorous new study of 91 Brazilian babies strongly supports the point that the mosquito-borne Zika virus can cause the devastating birth defect microcephaly.

31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-quarter of Americans over 50 don't exercise, a new federal report estimates, increasing their risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Do States With Medical Marijuana Have Less Opioid Abuse?

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of drivers who died in auto accidents suggests people in states with medical marijuana laws may be using fewer opioid painkillers, the study authors contend.

Early Menopause Linked to Higher Heart Disease, Death Risks

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who enter menopause early may be at greater risk for heart disease and premature death, a new analysis suggests.

Health Highlights: Sept. 15, 2016

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

Scientists Debunk the '5-Second Rule'

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most people have invoked the "five-second rule" after dropping something tasty on the ground at least once or twice in their lives.

Tighter Blood Pressure Control Could Save 100,000 U.S. Lives: Study

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Engaging Americans at high risk for heart disease in aggressive efforts to lower their blood pressure could save more than 100,000 lives a year, a new analysis indicates.

Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Considered Suicide Last Year

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 10 million U.S. adults seriously thought about committing suicide last year, federal health officials reported Thursday.

Extreme Preemies May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure as Adults

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Very preterm infants -- those born before 29 weeks of pregnancy -- appear to have a bigger risk of high blood pressure in young adulthood, two small, preliminary Canadian studies suggest.

CDC May Lift Zika Travel Advisory for Miami Neighborhood

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- America's top public health agency could lift its Zika virus travel advisory for the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami as early as Monday, officials said Thursday afternoon.

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