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HealthDay News - October 17, 2016

Health Tip: Kids Don't Need a Low-Fat Diet

(HealthDay News) -- It's important for kids to eat well and to practice healthy habits, but a low-fat diet isn't necessary and may even be harmful, experts say.

Health Tip: Health Tip: Risk Factors for Malnutrition

(HealthDay News) -- Certain risk factors make you more prone than others to malnutrition, which doesn't necessarily come from lack of food.

Expecting Twins or Triplets? What You Should Know Before They Arrive

MONDAY, Oct. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. couples expecting twins or even triplets is on the rise, and these parents will have their hands full. Fortunately, there are many ways to prepare ahead of time, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Nurturing Childhood May Pay Off Decades Later

MONDAY, Oct. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older men raised in caring families might have more secure marriages in late life, researchers say.

Obesity More Common Among Teens With Autism: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be more likely to be obese and stay obese throughout their teen years compared to other teenagers, a new study suggests.

How to Help a Child Who's Cyberbullied

MONDAY, Oct. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- About 25 percent of American children and teens experience cyberbullying, but there are ways parents can help their children, a criminology and bullying expert says.

Seniors With Hip Fractures Fare Better in Large Teaching Hospitals: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with hip fractures may be more likely to die if they're treated in smaller community hospitals than in large teaching hospitals, a new Canadian study suggests.

Fewer Birth Defects for Older Moms Who Have Fertility Treatments

MONDAY, Oct. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who get pregnant through assisted reproduction may be less likely to have babies with birth defects than those who conceive naturally, a new Australian study suggests.

Cost Keeps Many Kids From Playing School Sports, Other Activities

MONDAY, Oct. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High costs are a major reason why many poor students don't take part in school sports, clubs or arts programs, a new survey finds.

Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine?

MONDAY, Oct. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who've been vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) likely need fewer cervical cancer screenings, a new study argues.

Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk for Post-Op Problems

MONDAY, Oct. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea may boost the odds of developing two serious health complications following surgery.

No Link Between Caffeine, Irregular Heartbeat in Heart Failure Patient Study

MONDAY, Oct. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to common belief, coffee doesn't seem to increase the risk of irregular heartbeats in people with heart failure, according to a small Brazilian study.

Health Highlights: Oct. 17, 2016

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

Little Gains in Efforts to Boost Outpatient Care

MONDAY, Oct. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Efforts to improve the quality of care in the United States have had little impact on many aspects of outpatient care, a new, sweeping analysis shows.

Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children in foster care face increased risks of physical and mental health issues, from asthma to ADHD to depression, a new study finds.

Statins Often Interact With Other Heart Drugs

MONDAY, Oct. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statins can interact with other drugs prescribed for heart disease. But there are ways to navigate the problem, according to new recommendations from the American Heart Association.

U.S. Psychiatric Patients Face Long Waits in ERs

MONDAY, Oct. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with mental illness often wait long hours -- or even days -- in an emergency room before receiving the care they need, according to a new poll conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).