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HealthDay News - November 10, 2016

Nearly 6 in 10 Diabetics Skip Eye Exams, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Almost two-thirds of people with diabetes don't get annual eye exams, despite having an increased risk for serious eye disease and vision loss, researchers say.

Health Tip: When Sleep is Interrupted

(HealthDay News) -- Babies and young children wake frequently, destroying parents' quest for a restful night's sleep.

Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Strep Throat

(HealthDay News) -- Strep throat is a contagious infection caused by streptococcalbacteria. Your doctor will prescribe an antibiotic, which you must finish to make sure the infection is killed completely.

Constipation, Kidney Disease May Be Linked, New Research Shows

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with constipation are more likely to develop kidney disease, a new study finds.

Fossils Suggest Gradual, Not Sudden, Rise of Dinosaurs

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The rise of dinosaurs may have been more gradual than previously known, according to a new study.

Live Fish at School May Reel in Future Scientists: Study

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Bringing live fish to school helps teach kids about biology and improves their attitudes about science, new research suggests.

DNA-Based Vaccine Protects Against Zika in Animal Study

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental Zika vaccine shows promise, researchers report.

Sugary, Caffeinated Drinks Could Cost You Sleep

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who get little sleep are likely to drink significantly more sugar-sweetened and caffeinated beverages, a new study finds.

Discovery Speeds Creation of Healthy Heart Cells From Scar Tissue

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new discovery in mice may boost efforts to find an effective treatment for heart failure in humans, researchers say.

Vitamin D May Affect Breast Cancer Survival

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D levels may affect breast cancer patients' chances of survival, a new study suggests.

Can a Community's 'Well-Being' Help You Live Longer?

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The level of "well-being" in a community -- including people's emotional health and life satisfaction -- may help explain some of the disparities in life expectancy across the United States, a new study finds.

Your Birth Year Might Help Shield You From Bird Flu Strains

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The year you were born could help predict your risk of becoming seriously ill or dying after exposure to a flu virus that jumped from animals to humans, researchers suggest.

Drug Combo Shows Early Promise for Remission of HIV

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Animal research with an experimental two-drug therapy could hold clues for creating long-term HIV remission in people living with the virus, a new report says.

Health Highlights: Nov. 10, 2016

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

'Tailoring' Skin Exams May Boost Melanoma Detection

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some people at high risk of melanoma may benefit from more "tailored" skin exams, a new study suggests.

Too Much Iron Linked to Gestational Diabetes

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of iron have been linked with an increased risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), begging the question whether routine recommendations of iron supplements are warranted, a new study says.

Daily Can of Soda Boosts Odds for Prediabetes, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking a can of sugary soda every day can dramatically heighten a person's risk of developing prediabetes, a "warning sign" condition that precedes full-blown type 2 diabetes, a new study reports.

Doctors Use iPads to Treat 'Lazy Eye,' With Mixed Results

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Does playing video games on an iPad work better than standard eye-patching for improving vision in children with lazy eye?

Fewer in U.S. Smoke, But Smoking's Death Toll Continues

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news and bad news on smoking: Rates of smoking in the United States have tumbled to new lows, but health officials still estimate that four out of every 10 cancers is linked to the habit.