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HealthDay News - November 03, 2016

Health Tip: Prevent Frequent Nosebleeds

(HealthDay News) -- Frequent nosebleeds often are triggered by dry air. So they may be preventable.

Health Tip: Don't Give in to Food Cravings

(HealthDay News) -- If you're fighting the battle of food cravings, there are things you can do to avoid the temptation.

More Than Half of Americans Have Chronic Health Problem: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Americans have at least one chronic disease, mental illness or problem with drugs or alcohol, according to a new study.

Skip Dinner and Maybe Boost Your Metabolism

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight people who eat during a much smaller window of time each day than is typical report fewer hunger swings and burn slightly more fat at certain times during the night, according to a new study.

Water: Can It Be Too Much of a Good Thing?

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dehydration is a familiar foe for endurance athletes, and one that will be on the minds of every participant in Sunday's New York City Marathon.

Ebola Virus Mutated to Become More Infectious, Scientists Say

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mutations in the Ebola virus boosted its ability to infect people during the 2013-2016 epidemic in West Africa, two independent teams of researchers say.

Lack of Sleep May Stretch Your Waistline

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Too little sleep may contribute to a larger waistline, researchers say.

Got a Moody Teen? Lack of Sleep May Not Be the Culprit

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's not a lack of sleep that makes many teens cranky, ill-mannered and muddled during the day, a new study contends.

American Homes Double as Bug Retreats

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a new finding that suggests no amount of housecleaning will turn your home into a bug-free oasis: More than 600 types of insects, spiders and centipedes live in most American homes.

Can't Get That Song Out of Your Head? Here's Why

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It happens to nearly everyone: You hear a bit of a pop song on your way to work and it gets "stuck" in your head all day.

MS Symptoms May Develop Earlier in Darker, Cooler Climes

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The farther from the Equator someone with multiple sclerosis lives, the earlier symptoms begin, a new study finds.

Too Many Kids Still Eating Too Much Salt

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- American children's high salt intake puts them at risk for heart disease later in life, a new study warns.

Injections Might Help Prevent Genital Herpes Transmission for Months: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Three injections of a therapeutic vaccine may control genital herpes as effectively as daily pills for at least a year, a new study suggests.

Paintball Causes Many Vision-Robbing Eye Injuries

THURSDAY, Nov. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Paintball guns pose the greatest risk of vision loss among the sports most commonly associated with eye injuries, a new study finds.

More Years Playing Football, Greater Risk of Brain Disease: Study

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they can show that brain inflammation from football head trauma may lead to the development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the devastating degenerative brain disease.

Powerful Cancer Drugs Linked to Rare Heart Risks

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In rare cases, potent drugs that prompt the immune system to fight cancer may threaten the heart in the process, researchers report.

Hypochondriacs May Worry Themselves Into Heart Trouble

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Constantly worrying about having a heart attack may make it more likely you'll have one, Norwegian researchers report.

Graphic Cigarette Pack Labels May Cut U.S. Smoking Deaths

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Graphically depicting the health consequences of smoking on U.S. cigarette packs would save more than 650,000 lives and prevent tens of thousands of preterm births and low birth weight babies by 2065, a new study suggests.

Genes May Dictate Your Love -- or Hate -- of Exercise

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you get pumped up for gym time or you'd rather crawl back into bed if someone mentions exercise, your genes might be to blame, a new study suggests.