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HealthDay News - November 09, 2016

Health Tip: Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

(HealthDay News) -- Antibiotic resistance applies when bacteria are no longer eliminated by a medicine that's supposed to kill them. Experts blame the problem on improper use of antibiotic medications.

Health Tip: Control a Bleeding Wound

(HealthDay News) -- Rinsing a wound with cold water helps clean it, but it may not be enough to prevent infection. Bleeding is the body's natural way of cleansing a wound.

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.

Premature Calcium Deposits May Trigger Premature Births

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified a new potential risk factor for premature birth.

DNA Mapping May Lead to Personalized Cancer Treatment

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- DNA sequencing may help personalize treatment for people with lymphoma, a new study suggests.

Memory Can Fade After Menopause

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged women can remember more than men their own age, but new research suggests that memory may fade as estrogen levels drop during menopause.

New Spine Stimulation Device Provides Pain Relief

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High-frequency electrical stimulation of the spinal cord may relieve severe chronic back pain more effectively than conventional low-frequency stimulation, a new study finds.

Gene May Have Helped Humans Evolve Beyond Other Animals: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A gene involved in bone growth and muscle functioning in mammals may also play a role in brain development in humans and their primate cousins, researchers report.

Blood Test May Spot Babies at Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test on expectant mothers may help identify infants at risk for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), according to a new study.

Intense Chemo Offers Little Benefit for Early Breast Cancer: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A more intense type of chemotherapy offers little benefit over standard chemotherapy for women with high-risk early breast cancer, European researchers report.

Health Highlights: Nov. 9, 2016

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

Scientists Restore Leg Movement in Paralyzed Monkeys

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Using a wireless brain-spinal connection, scientists report they restored leg movement in paralyzed monkeys.

High-Dose Statins Boost Survival: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Higher doses of the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins appear to boost survival slightly for certain people, a large new study reports.

Antibodies May Hold Key to HIV Suppression

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Antibodies may keep the HIV virus in check and one day let patients stop taking antiretroviral drugs, two new preliminary trials suggest.

Smartphones May Hinder a Good Night's Sleep

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're in need of a good night's sleep, it might be wise to give your smartphone a rest from time to time.