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HealthDay News - October 05, 2016

Health Tip: When Your Child Rides With Someone Else

(HealthDay News) -- Your child should always be safe in the car, even if you're not behind the wheel.

Health Tip: Help Prevent Corns and Calluses

(HealthDay News) -- Corns and calluses can be very uncomfortable, but the right shoes often can prevent them from forming.

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.

Women's Memory Advantage Might Skew Alzheimer's Diagnosis

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in women may be more difficult than in men because older women tend to retain better verbal memory, according to new research.

For Many Women, Sex Gets Better at Midlife

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Here's good news for middle-aged women who fear their sexual satisfaction is destined to decline: Aging can provide benefits that might make lovemaking even more enjoyable, a small study suggests.

Better Job Prospects When Young May Pay Off in Better Health

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Living in an area where you can quickly climb the career ladder might pay dividends in boosting your health, a new study suggests.

Love Your Co-workers? It Could Boost Your Health

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Your social links with your co-workers could have a significant impact on your health, researchers say.

Have Humans Hit Their Longevity Limit?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hoping science might help you live to be 200? Sorry, new research suggests that might now be impossible.

For Problem Drinkers, Experimental Drug Shows Promise

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug shows some promise in treating problem drinking and smoking, according to a new study.

Do Activity Trackers Like Fitbit 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.

How One Clinic Got a Big Boost in HPV Vaccination Rates

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The way to increase the number of girls and boys who get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be as simple as giving it as part of a routine bundle of vaccines, a new study suggests.

Exploding E-Cigarettes Sending 'Vapers' to Burn Centers

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarette devices are randomly and unexpectedly exploding, burning and maiming people unlucky enough to be near them when they detonate, researchers report.

A Better Diabetes Test?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Industry-funded researchers say they've developed a way to improve the accuracy of a standard diabetes test.

Health Highlights: Oct. 5, 2016

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

Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The measles outbreak that struck an Amish community in 2014 illustrates the ongoing threat the infection presents -- and the importance of routine vaccination, U.S. government researchers say.

Hurricane Matthew Takes Aim at Florida

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As Hurricane Matthew lumbered toward the east coast of Florida Wednesday, millions of residents scrambled to prepare for the dangerous storm.

Doctors Perform 1st U.S. Living-Donor Uterine Transplant

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A team of doctors in Dallas is "cautiously optimistic" of success in what would be the first living-donor uterine transplant in the United States.

Zika Connection to Rare Nerve Disorder Bolstered by Study

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In a new report, an international team of researchers said it has developed the strongest evidence to date that Zika virus can cause a rare nerve disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome.

DEA Puts Quota on Production of Opioid Painkillers

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says it has mandated significant cuts in the production of powerful prescription opioid painkillers.