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HealthDay News - October 04, 2016

Health Tip: Why Is My Skin Dry?

(HealthDay News) -- Finding that your skin is itchy, flaky and just plain dry?

Health Tip: Skip the Late Night Snacks

(HealthDay News) -- If you find yourself nibbling every night before bed, it may be a sign that you need to change your eating habits.

C-Section Raises Risk of Blood Clots After Childbirth: Review

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a cesarean section face an increased risk of potentially dangerous blood clots in the legs or lungs following childbirth, a new review confirms.

New Clues to Sleeping Sickness

MONDAY, Oct. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parasites that cause sleeping sickness can be found on the skin of people with no symptoms of the disease, a new study finds.

Pre-K Program Helps Low-Income Kids Succeed in School

MONDAY, Oct. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A pre-kindergarten program designed to help low-income minority children develop social and other skills appears to boost school performance, a new study shows.

Brain Aneurysm: Lack of Awareness Can Cost Lives

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- On March 19, 2015, Emmy-nominated news anchor and New York City TV journalist Lisa Colagrossi was on a routine assignment when she had what her husband, Todd Crawford, described as "a horrific coughing spell."

Many Parents Think a Flu Shot Is Unnecessary

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many American parents who don't get their children flu shots say they don't see the need, according to a new study.

Risk of Opioid Addiction Up 37 Percent Among Young U.S. Adults

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults in the United States are more likely to become addicted to prescription opioids than they were in years past. And they're more likely to use heroin, too, a new study says.

Delaying Breast Reconstruction After Cancer May Raise Patients' Anxiety

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast reconstruction immediately after breast removal surgery due to cancer may help reduce a patient's mental distress, a new study suggests.

3 Lifestyle Changes To Help Prevent Breast Cancer

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among American women, there are three steps women can take to reduce their risk, a nutritionist says.

'Paws' for Pet Safety This Fall

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fall is a great time to get your four-legged friends outdoors, but there are some potential hazards for your pets linked to the changing seasons.

Fall Weather Can Be Tricky to Navigate

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fall can bring beautiful foliage, but it's also a season of changeable weather.

Health Highlights: Oct. 4, 2016

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

Botox Beats Implant for Urinary Incontinence in Women

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For women with bladder incontinence who haven't been helped by medications or other therapies, Botox injections may help control leakage better than an implanted nerve stimulation device, a new study suggests.

Cooling Therapy Might Not Help All Cardiac Arrest Patients

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While cooling patients whose hearts stop suddenly outside the hospital may help improve outcomes, it doesn't seem to show the same benefit when cardiac arrest happens in a hospital setting, a new study suggests.

FDA Sued Over Delay on Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is being sued over its delay in issuing a final rule about graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and ads.

Do Activity Trackers Boost Health?

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fitness trackers may be trendy, but there's no evidence these devices raise activity levels enough to improve health, even with financial rewards, a new study suggests.