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HealthDay News - September 27, 2016

High Utility Bills Strain More Than the Budget

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High utility bills can be more than a budget-buster. They also can cause anxiety and depression in low-income families, a new study finds.

How Much Video Gaming Is Too Much for Kids?

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Playing video games might improve a child's motor skills, reaction time and even academic performance, but new research shows that too much gaming can be linked to social and behavioral problems.

Health Tip: Managing Daily Stress

(HealthDay News) -- Stress can add up to serious emotional and physical health problems. Learning to manage it can help you handle whatever comes your way.

Health Tip: Remember Eye Protection at Work

(HealthDay News) -- Some jobs pose a heightened risk of eye injury, especially if the job involves machinery or chemicals.

Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Growing up on a farm may help ward off allergies later in life, a new study suggests.

To Help Prevent Colon Cancer, 'Listen to Your Gut'

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes following up on a gut feeling can make the difference between life and death, especially for people with colon cancer, researchers report.

Food Flavors May Come From Surprising Sources

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When is a lemon not a lemon? When it's "lemon flavor" in a processed food or drink.

Common Culex Mosquitoes Don't Transmit Zika Virus: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The brown Culex mosquito doesn't appear to be able to transmit the Zika virus to people, researchers report.

Countless Opioid Pills Unused by Dental-Surgery Patients

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of the narcotic painkillers prescribed after wisdom teeth removal go unused, according to a new study that suggests this could contribute to the U.S. opioid epidemic.

Nanoparticles Ease Aching Joints in Mice

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research in mice suggests that tiny nanoparticles might one day be a better way to deliver medicine to inflamed joints in humans.

Are There Alternatives to Statins?

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Statins are the go-to therapy for lowering "bad" LDL cholesterol, but other treatments also can effectively reduce risk of future heart problems, a new evidence review reports.

Health Highlights: Sept. 27, 2016

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

Babies With Cleft Lip Likely to Have Normal Adulthood: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cleft lip is a relatively common birth defect that can be surgically repaired, and new research suggests that parents don't have to worry about long-term health problems for these children.

Doctors Often Neglect Their Own Mental Health

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Wary of the stigma of a mental health diagnosis and its toll on their careers, physicians often avoid getting help for depression and other mental illnesses, a new survey suggests.

FDA's Cancer-Drug Reviewers Often Join Industry Later: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Among federal employees who review new cancer-drug applications for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, about half who leave to work elsewhere end up working for the industry they once regulated.

Kidney Stone? Try a Roller Coaster Ride

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who's suffered a kidney stone just wants the urinary obstruction gone. Now, preliminary research suggests relief might even be fun: a roller coaster ride.

1st Baby Born With DNA From 3 Parents

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A now 5-month-old baby boy is the first worldwide to be born using a controversial technique that combines DNA from three people -- two women and a man.