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HealthDay News - October 27, 2016

Health Tip: Drivers Beware

(HealthDay News) -- Drivers should pay extra attention on Halloween to look out for young and inattentive trick-or-treaters.

Health Tip: Looking for a Sweet Snack?

(HealthDay News) -- You don't have to indulge in an unhealthy snack to satisfy your craving for something sweet.

Poorer Heart Attack Victims, Especially Women, Fare Worse: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Younger heart attack survivors who struggle to afford health care and medications have worse outcomes than those who don't, a new study finds.

Stressful Jobs With Little Control/Shorter Life Spans?

THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It can be very frustrating to be in a high-demand job where your boss allows you little control, and a new study suggests such constant stress might even shorten your life.

Athletes Can Be Champs at Fighting Skin Infections

THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some athletes have a higher risk of skin infections, but there are simple ways to reduce that risk, athletic trainers say.

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.

Americans Fed Up With Soaring Drug Prices: HealthDay/Harris Poll

THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are dismayed by sharp hikes in pharmaceutical prices, with more and more declaring their support for price caps on prescription drugs, according to the latest HealthDay/Harris Poll.

Heart Group Advises Personalized Nutrition Counseling

THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Health care providers need to consider people's ethnic, cultural and personal preferences when offering healthy eating advice, a new American Heart Association scientific statement says.

Nurses' 'Scrubs' Pick Up Bad Hospital Germs

THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The "scrubs" of intensive care unit (ICU) nurses often pick up disease-causing germs, including those resistant to antibiotics, a new study reports.

Dental Cleanings May Help Keep Lungs Clean, Too

THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular dental checkups not only keep your smile bright, they may also keep your lungs healthy.

Kids With Gay or Lesbian Parents Do Just Fine: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A long-term study of children adopted by gay and lesbian parents has found that the kids are well-adjusted through middle childhood, researchers say.

Study Questions Use of Migraine Meds in Kids, Teens

THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study raises questions about the effectiveness of medicines commonly prescribed to prevent migraines in children and teens.

Colon Cancer's Location May Determine Patient Survival

THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Where in the colon a cancer develops could affect a patient's chances for survival, a new report finds.

Male Birth Control in a Shot: Promising, But More Work Needed

THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A birth control shot for men shows some promise, but researchers are still struggling to improve its effectiveness and deal with severe side effects caused by the injections.

More American Adults Think E-Cigs as Harmful as Cigarettes: Survey

THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of American adults who believe that electronic cigarettes are as bad as tobacco cigarettes has tripled in recent years, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Oct. 27, 2016

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

Cranberry Products May Not Prevent UTIs: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many American women swear by cranberry juice as a home remedy to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Doctors Try Brain-Training to Curb 'Phantom Limb Pain'

THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who undergo an amputation often experience pain and sensation from the limb that's no longer there, a phenomenon doctors call "phantom limb pain."