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HealthDay News - September 16, 2016

Severe Obesity and Heart Failure

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Severe obesity appears to be an independent risk factor for heart failure, a new study suggests.

Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For some teens with bipolar disorder, the risk that they will abuse alcohol and drugs may increase as they get older, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Motoring Safely After Dark

(HealthDay News) -- Darkness makes driving more difficult, especially if you already struggle with vision problems.

Health Tip: Know Your Family Health History

(HealthDay News) -- Your doctor may have asked you for your family health history, but do you know why?

Parents' Use of Outdated Advice May Slow Concussion Recovery

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When caring for a child with a concussion, many parents follow outmoded advice that could make symptoms worse, researchers say.

Tourette Threat Surges for Babies When Mom Smokes in Pregnancy

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy are at increased risk for Tourette syndrome and other chronic tics, a new study suggests.

Overweight Kids Often Shunned, Bullied

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preteens who are overweight are often bullied or excluded from social activities, increasing their likelihood of anxiety and emotional problems, researchers say.

Could Fish Oil Fatty Acids Raise a Woman's Risk for Diabetes?

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who consume high amounts of meat, fish, eggs and other common foods rich in several different types of fatty acids may end up facing a greater risk for type 2 diabetes, a large and long-term French study suggests.

Aggressive Drivers: An Accident Waiting to Happen

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fury behind the wheel could cost you: Canadian researchers report that angry and aggressive drivers are more likely to get into car accidents.

For Kids Playing Pokemon Go, Catch These Safety Tips

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It seems as if every kid in America is caught up in the Pokemon Go craze. But in the quest to "catch 'em all," don't leave common sense and safety behind, the American Academy of Pediatrics urges.

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.

Childhood Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: CDC

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. children who die from cancer has fallen 20 percent since 1999, and leukemia is no longer the top killer, a new federal government report shows.

A New Roadway Danger: Drivers Chasing 'Pokemon Go'

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pokemon Go is becoming a dangerous distraction for drivers who are using their cars to catch the battling critters in real-world locations, researchers report.

Marriage May Help Diabetics Keep Weight Off

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Spouses may be good for more than just love and companionship: A new study suggests married people with type 2 diabetes are less likely to be overweight than single people with the blood sugar disease.

Health Highlights: Sept. 16, 2016

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

Sound Waves: An Rx for High Blood Pressure, Migraine?

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new sound-based therapy appears to reduce blood pressure and ease migraine symptoms, according to a pair of small studies.

Balloon Device Approved for Eustachian Tube Problems

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A small device inflated inside the tube that helps regulate pressure inside the ear has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.