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HealthDay News - October 26, 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: Pay Attention on Halloween

(HealthDay News) -- While your kids are walking around in costume on Halloween, they should be paying attention to their surroundings and avoiding cellphone use.

Health Tip: Prepare Your Home for a Flood

(HealthDay News) -- Before flood waters threaten your home and family, take precautions to help keep them both safer.

On-the-Job Rudeness Spreads Easily

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tired of crude remarks around the office water cooler? They could be catching.

HIV May Hide in Tissues, Even After Treatment

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- HIV patients who've been treated with antiretroviral drugs still have the AIDS-causing virus in their tissues, a new study suggests.

New Tool Gauges Likely Survival After Gunshot to the Head

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new tool may help doctors determine a patient's chances of survival after a gunshot wound or other penetrating injury to the brain, researchers report.

Nerve Stimulation Restored Sense of Touch to Arm Amputees

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Direct stimulation of the nervous system produced realistic sensations of touch in two arm amputees, researchers report.

Less Labor Pain, Lower Postpartum Depression Risk?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who obtain good pain relief during labor may have to worry less about postpartum depression later, new research suggests.

Study Discounts Myth of 'Patient Zero' in U.S. AIDS Crisis

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Using genetic analyses of 40-year-old blood samples, scientists have arrived at a clearer understanding of the introduction and spread in North America of the virus that causes AIDS.

Parent-Child Screening Urged for Inherited Heart Condition

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young children should be screened for a type of genetic heart disease that significantly increases their risk of a heart attack at a young age, a new British study suggests.

Weight-Loss Surgery Pays Off for Severely Obese Teens

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgeries can help severely obese teens shed pounds. And now a study finds these procedures can also pay for themselves in health care savings over time.

Can Teens' Heart Rate, Blood Pressure Show Ties to Mental Ills?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A young man's future risk of mental disorders could be tied to higher-than-average heart rate or blood pressure in his late teens, a new European study suggests.

Health Highlights: Oct. 26, 2016

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

New Guidelines Urge Diabetics to Move More

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes need to move more often than previously advised, new guidelines say.

Parent-Led Autism Therapy Shows Lasting Benefits

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A therapy that focuses on parents' communication skills may have lasting benefits for young children with autism, a new clinical trial suggests.

Oxygen Therapy Little Help for Those With Milder COPD

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study says that oxygen therapy may not help people in the less severe stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

FDA Warns of Dangers From Testosterone Supplements

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Supplemental testosterone and related anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) can cause heart attacks, personality changes and infertility, and are easily abused, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

High Rate of Antidepressant Use After Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment for depression and anxiety is nearly twice as common among U.S. cancer survivors as it is for those who never had the disease, a new study finds.