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November 04, 2016

Health Tip: Help Ward Off Gout

(HealthDay News) -- When your body builds up unhealthy levels of uric acid -- a natural byproduct of your body's cells -- it may lead to a type of arthritis called gout.

Health Tip: Recognizing Traumatic Brain Injury

(HealthDay News) -- A hard blow to the head can cause a condition known as traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Pint-Sized Football Players Still at Risk for Injuries

FRIDAY, Nov. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The American love of football can extend to children as young as 6, and these pint-sized players aren't immune to injury, a leading pediatricians' group says.

Sunday's Time Change Offers a Mixed Bag

FRIDAY, Nov. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When the clocks are turned back one hour on Sunday morning, many will welcome the extra sleep.

Smoking Wreaks Genetic Havoc on Lungs, Study Warns

FRIDAY, Nov. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking is linked to significant genetic damage in the lungs and other organs of the body, according to new research.

Weight-Loss Surgery Brings Bigger Heart Benefits to Women: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- After weight-loss surgery, women may have a lower risk of heart disease than men, a new study suggests.

Urine Samples May Yield Clues to Fetal Health

FRIDAY, Nov. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Urine samples in pregnancy may help doctors assess fetal growth and individualize recommendations for the baby's health, a new study contends.

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.

Does Baby Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?

FRIDAY, Nov. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A spate of multimillion-dollar jury verdicts against consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson is shining a light on a long-simmering scientific question: Can baby powder cause ovarian cancer?

Skin Condition Often Misdiagnosed as Bacterial Problem

FRIDAY, Nov. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Misdiagnosis of the bacterial skin condition cellulitis often leads to unnecessary antibiotic use and hospitalizations, a new study says.

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.

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.

Health Highlights: Nov. 4, 2016

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

Balloon-in-a-Pill Helped Obese Patients Lose Weight

FRIDAY, Nov. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese patients who swallowed balloon capsules that helped them eat less lost an average of 15 pounds, roughly two times more weight than patients who just dieted and exercised, researchers report.

13 Cases of 'Superbug' Fungal Infection in U.S.

FRIDAY, Nov. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Federal health officials say 13 cases of a potentially deadly, drug-resistant fungal infection have been reported in the United States.

Soft Drink Suppliers Try to Blunt the Blow of Soda Taxes

FRIDAY, Nov. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Suppliers try to counter the effects of taxes on soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks by absorbing some of the extra cost themselves, a new study finds.

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