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HealthDay News - October 10, 2016

Health Tip: Kick Dust Mites Out of Bed

(HealthDay News) -- Do you wake up sneezing and sniffling? Dust mites in your bed could be to blame.

Health Tip: Sauté Your Veggies

(HealthDay News) -- Sautéing is a healthier alternative to frying, and it's a simple technique to master.

A Guide to Coping With Corns and Calluses

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Corns and calluses are sometimes painful areas of thickened skin that develop on the feet due to repeated rubbing or pressure.

6 Keys to a Safe, Allergy-Free Halloween

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Halloween can be really scary for kids with asthma and allergies -- and for their parents -- unless they take precautions, an allergist advises.

Germs in Dog Poop Can Point to Bowel Trouble

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A dog's gut microbiome can reveal if it has inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but this method of diagnosis is not possible in people, a new study says.

Undiagnosed Eye Problems Pose Risks for Migrant Farm Workers

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Vision problems are common among migrant farm workers, but many never get eye exams, a new study shows.

Doctors May Not Be Telling High-Risk Patients About HIV Prevention Drug

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many gay and bisexual men don't know about a drug therapy that can protect them from HIV, a new study suggests.

Day Care Doesn't Encourage Weight Gain in Kids

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A child placed in day care is no more likely to gain too much weight than a child who stays home with a parent, a new study indicates.

Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study raises red flags about the use of ventilators among dementia patients in intensive care units.

Even Incomplete Steroid Treatment Helps Preemies: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even partial steroid treatment before birth can improve survival odds for extremely premature infants and reduce their risk of certain birth defects, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Oct. 10, 2016

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

Anger, Heavy Exertion: Fast Track to a Heart Attack?

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Intense anger or heavy physical exertion may be triggers for a first heart attack in some people, new research suggests.

If Patient in the Hospital Bed Before You Got Antibiotics -- Take Heed

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When a hospital patient is taking antibiotics, the next person to use the same bed may face an elevated risk of infection with the dangerous germ Clostridium difficile, a new study suggests.

Animal Study Hints at Gene Therapy's Possible Promise for Alzheimer's

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Gene therapy might one day offer a way to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease, new research in mice suggests.

Cost of Breast Cancer Chemo Varies Widely in U.S.

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer chemotherapy costs can vary by tens of thousands of dollars in the United States, depending on the course of treatment doctors select, a new study finds.

High Blood Pressure May Hike Dementia Risk

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure, particularly in middle age, might open the door to dementia, the American Heart Association warns in a new scientific statement.

DEET Repellents Safe in Pregnancy to Prevent Zika, Researchers Say

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- DEET insect repellents won't harm a pregnant woman or her fetus when used as instructed to prevent infection with the Zika virus, a new research analysis suggests.