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HealthDay News - October 06, 2016

Health Tip: Making the Transition to Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- It can be difficult to wind down from a busy day and prepare for sleep, as your body looks for cues that it's time to wind down.

Health Tip: Stretch Before and After a Workout

(HealthDay News) -- You work out as often as possible. But do you know how to stretch properly?

Fitful Sleep May Take Toll on Older Women's Hearts

THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The sleep woes that many women suffer during menopause may be more than a nuisance: New research suggests a link between lost sleep and an increase in risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

Older Surgery Patients Should Be Screened for Frailty: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Screening older surgery patients for frailty could improve their outcomes and chances for survival, researchers say.

Don't Let the Change of Seasons Put You at Risk

THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fall can be beautiful, but changing weather can cause hazards. The key to staying safe is being aware of the potential risks and how to avoid them, according to the Farmers' Almanac.

Depression Can Fuel Heart Disease in Midlife Women: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women in midlife with a history of depression appear at markedly greater risk of suffering from heart disease, new research 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.

New Clues to Age-Related Hearing Loss

THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When background noise makes it hard to carry on a conversation, many older people chalk it up to hearing loss. But a new, small study finds that the problem may not just be in your ear, but also in your brain.

More Evidence Tamoxifen, Other Meds Help Limit Breast Cancer's Spread

THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with tamoxifen or another class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors does cut breast cancer patients' risk of developing cancer in their other breast, a new study finds.

Your Post-Heart Attack Survival May Depend on Choice of Hospital

THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older heart attack victims who receive immediate high-quality care from their hospital often wind up with a long-term survival advantage, a new study reports.

Health Highlights: Oct. 6, 2016

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

Steep Rise in Price of Older Cancer Drugs

THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many older cancer drugs took a bigger bite out of Medicare and older Americans' wallets last year than five years earlier, a new analysis finds.

Drug Trio Shows Major Promise Against Myeloma

THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adding a newer drug to a standard treatment for advanced cases of multiple myeloma may significantly boost patients' chances of a response and even recovery, a new clinical trial finds.

Prenatal Factors May Raise Child's Risk for OCD

THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy behaviors and certain childbirth complications may influence a child's risk of developing obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), a new study suggests.

Having Battered Bahamas, Hurricane Matthew Bears Down on Florida

THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- After pummeling the Caribbean and the Bahamas, Hurricane Matthew barrelled toward the east coast of Florida Thursday, as millions of residents were told to evacuate in advance of the dangerous storm's arrival.

Number of Americans With Severe Joint Pain Keeps Rising

THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Severe joint pain plagues an increasing number of aging, often arthritic Americans, a new report finds.

U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind Other Wealthy Nations

THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The United States lags behind other advanced nations when it comes to infant mortality and the life expectancy of its citizens, according to a comprehensive review of global health statistics.