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HealthDay News - October 25, 2016

Less Than Half of Older Hip Fracture Patients Fully Recover: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For older adults, a fractured hip is often life-changing: The majority will never return to their former levels of independence and physical activity, according to new research.

Health Tip: Use Football Safety Equipment Correctly

(HealthDay News) -- The correct protective gear can help keep kids safer while they're playing football.

Health Tip: Enjoy an Active Autumn

(HealthDay News) -- Autumn is a great time of year to help your family eat and move well.

The Scoop About Healthy Poop

TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Your bowel movements can offer important clues about your health, a doctor says.

Childhood PTSD May Leave Imprint on Brain

TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have structural differences not seen in the brains of typical kids, a new study finds.

Surfing Through Selfies Tied to Low Self-Esteem?

TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Almost everyone has looked at selfies posted on social media where the people in the photo look deliriously happy and wildly popular. But a new study suggests that some are doing it so much that it may lower their self-esteem.

Doctors Should Promote Breast-Feeding to Patients: Panel

TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should provide breast-feeding support and guidance to new mothers and pregnant women, an expert panel says.

Birthing Pool Not the Place to Deliver, New Guidelines Say

TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While a birthing pool during the early stages of labor may offer some advantages, women should not deliver their baby in the water, new guidelines advise.

Study Links Disasters to Dementia

TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Earthquakes, floods and other natural disasters may raise dementia risk for seniors forced to leave their homes, a new study suggests.

Medical Marijuana Not a Lure for Kids: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Are U.S. kids who live in states with legal medical marijuana more likely to smoke pot?

Long Spaceflight Seems to Weaken Spinal Muscles

TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- After months in space, the muscles supporting an astronaut's spine shrink, a new study finds.

More Airline Injuries to Tots on Laps

TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who ride in an adult's lap on airline flights are at greater risk for injuries than other children, a new study finds.

Women Reaching Equality in Dubious Habit: Drinking

MONDAY, Oct. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women have made major strides towards equality with men, but new research shows there's one way in which they are catching up that could be harmful: drinking.

3 in 4 Teens Think E-Cigarettes Safer Than Tobacco: Survey

TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Close to three-quarters of American teenagers believe e-cigarettes are less harmful or addictive than real cigarettes, a new study finds.

Air Pollution May Even Harm Blood Vessels of Healthy Young

TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even young, healthy adults can suffer blood vessel damage from air pollution, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Oct. 25, 2016

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

Mouse Study Hints at Damage Zika May Cause to Adult Brain

TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain brain cells in adults may be vulnerable to damage from Zika infection, research with mice suggests.

Sharp Rise in Obamacare Premiums for 2017

TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Prices of health plans sold under the Affordable Care Act are rising by double-digit rates, and the number of choices available to consumers in many markets is shrinking for 2017, the Obama administration has confirmed.