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HealthDay News - September 26, 2016

Health Tip: Prepare Kids for School Emergencies

(HealthDay News) -- A school emergency shouldn't happen often, but it's something for which you should prepare your child.

Health Tip: Tingling in Your Fingers?

(HealthDay News) -- Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a nerve is compressed in the wrist.

The Phenomenon of Sleep Paralysis

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine you wake up, see a stranger running toward you with a knife and your legs won't move so there's no escape.

Smart City Planning Can Cut Deadly Diseases, Improve Air Quality

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cities that promote walking, bicycling and public transportation can expect a drop in chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes, a new study suggests.

Always Feeling Lonely? Maybe It's in Your DNA

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with a lifelong inclination towards loneliness can probably place at least some of the blame on their genes, a large analysis suggests.

More Hispanics Treated at Breast Cancer Center After Obamacare

SUNDAY, Sept. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- After the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented in 2014, more Hispanic women received breast cancer treatment and enrolled in clinical trials at a California cancer center, a new study finds.

Cancer Treatment More Likely to Leave Blacks in Debt

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black cancer survivors are more likely than whites to wind up in debt or forego treatment due to cost, a new study finds.

Many Patients Enter Cancer Trials With Unrealistic Expectations

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many cancer patients hold unrealistic hopes when they decide to join early stage clinical trials of experimental treatments, new research shows.

Eliminate Sweetened Drinks, Cut Kids' Sugar Intake

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Looking for the quickest way to cut added sugar from your kid's diet?

Can Pregnancy Problems Foretell Future Health Risks?

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some pregnancy complications may signal a higher risk of health problems later in life, according to a heart specialist.

9 of 10 U.S. Teens Don't Get Enough Exercise

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Over 90 percent of U.S. high school students don't get enough exercise to stay fit and healthy, and the pattern persists after they graduate, a new study finds.

Is Morning Sickness a Good Thing?

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While morning sickness may make you miserable in the early months of your pregnancy, it can signal that your baby is healthy and normal, new research shows.

Health Highlights: Sept. 26, 2016

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

Exercise Speeds Seniors' Recovery From Disability

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly adults who regularly exercise are less likely to suffer a disability -- and if they do, they tend to recover faster, a new clinical trial finds.

'Spare Tire' May Be Tougher on Your Heart Than 'Love Handles'

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Belly fat -- especially hidden fat deep in the gut -- may indicate increased risk for heart disease, a new study suggests.

Amjevita OK'd to Treat Inflammatory Diseases

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Amjevita (adalimumab-atto) -- a biosimilar drug similar to the popular anti-inflammatory drug Humira -- has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

New Type of Radiation Treatment May Up Survival for Older Lung Cancer Patients

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting-edge radiation therapy seems to provide a significant survival advantage for older people with early stage lung cancer who aren't strong enough for surgery, a pair of new studies suggests.

Study: Colonoscopy After 75 May Not Be Worth It

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A colonoscopy can find and remove cancerous growths in the colon, but it may not provide much cancer prevention benefit after the age of 75, a new study suggests.