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November 08, 2016

Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu

MONDAY, Nov. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's easy to spread germs that cause colds, flu and other serious illnesses, including whooping cough and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

Health Tip: What Could Trigger Heart Palpitations?

(HealthDay News) -- Heart palpitations are irregular heartbeats that should be observed by a doctor without delay.

Health Tip: Safer Sleep for Baby

(HealthDay News) -- Exactly what do worried parents need to do to keep baby safer while the infant is asleep?

Friendly Competition on Social Media May Get You to the Gym

TUESDAY, Nov. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Social media can be a powerful motivating tool. But if your goal is to get to the gym more often, competition beats friendly support on social networking sites, a new study contends.

Some Primates Have Vision Troubles as They Age

TUESDAY, Nov. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just like humans, some primates start having difficulty seeing things up close as they age.

Brain Scans May Improve Dementia Diagnosis, Treatment

TUESDAY, Nov. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tens of millions of people worldwide suffer from memory loss and mental impairment due to dementia. While there's no cure, medication may temporarily improve some symptoms. Proper treatment, however, depends on identifying the type of dementia and early detection.

Routine School Vaccine Requirements Raise HPV Shot Rates, Too

TUESDAY, Nov. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Schools that require routine vaccines as a condition of attendance have higher rates of vaccination, including higher rates of immunization for the human papillomavirus (HPV), a new study finds.

Kids With Cardiac Arrest Less Likely to Survive CPR at Night

TUESDAY, Nov. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitalized children who have suffered cardiac arrest have lower chances of surviving when CPR is performed on them at night than at other times of the day, a new study finds.

U.S. Doctors Don't All Follow Prediabetes Screening Guidelines: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Only about half of U.S. family doctors follow guidelines on screening patients for prediabetes, a new study finds.

Low Vitamin D Levels May Raise Bladder Cancer Risk: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Low vitamin D levels may increase the risk of bladder cancer, researchers report.

Parents Often Miss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Kids

TUESDAY, Nov. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents often fail to recognize post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) in young children, a new British study says.

E-Cigs Tied to More Frequent, Heavier Teen Tobacco Use

TUESDAY, Nov. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who regularly "vape" e-cigarettes are more likely to become frequent and heavy cigarette smokers, new research finds.

Health Highlights: Nov. 8, 2016

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

Self-Harm a Cause of Death During Pregnancy and for New Moms

TUESDAY, Nov. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In the past decade, "self-harm" has been the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in Colorado, a new study finds.

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