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HealthDay News - November 11, 2016

Sexual Pain for Women With Cancer Should Not Be Overlooked: Report

FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Painful sex is common, though often treatable, in women with cancer, yet doctors often overlook it, researchers say.

Kids React Differently When a Beloved Pet Dies

FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a pet isn't easy -- no matter what your age. But, children respond to the death of a pet in a number of different ways, research shows.

Health Tip: Keep Psoriatic Arthritis Fatigue in Check

(HealthDay News) -- Fatigue is a common problem for people with psoriatic arthritis. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, some studies indicate that half of all psoriatic arthritis patients have moderate-to-severe fatigue.

Health Tip: Toast Pumpkin Seeds

(HealthDay News) -- The tasty seeds inside pumpkins make a healthy fall snack.

Self-Exam of Breast Should Be Thorough

FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There are five steps women should follow to ensure a monthly breast self-exam is effective, an expert says.

How to Exercise Safely in Smog

FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have figured out the ideal speeds for cyclists and pedestrians to move in order to limit their inhalation of air pollution and still get the full benefits of exercise.

Menopause Before 40? Risk of Broken Bones May Be Higher

FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who undergo menopause before age 40 are more likely to get broken bones, and a new study suggests calcium and vitamin D supplements won't eliminate the extra risk.

Colleges Not Fully Prepared for Students With Food Allergies: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most colleges don't have comprehensive programs to support students with food allergies, putting them at risk for life-threatening allergic reactions, according to a new study.

How to Introduce Your Baby to Food Containing Peanuts

FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For parents who are unsure when and how to introduce their babies to food containing peanuts, new guidelines are on the way.

New Moms Get No Iron Boost From Eating Placenta: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tens of thousands of new mothers eat their placenta, hoping to prevent or reverse iron deficiency after they give birth, a practice called placentophagy.

PTSD May Affect Boys, Girls Differently, Brain Scans Show

FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects the brains of girls and boys in different ways, a new study suggests.

Food Safety Not Always on Menu of TV Cooking Shows

FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Safe food-handling procedures are often lacking on TV cooking shows, a new study finds.

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.

Tropical Bedbugs Creeping Back to Florida

FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's more reason for Floridians to check their sofas and mattresses: Tropical bedbugs have been confirmed in the state for the first time in at least 60 years, scientists report.

Abdominal Aneurysm Risk Drops When Smokers Quit

FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers have an elevated risk of dangerous aneurysms in the body's largest artery, but quitting can cut those odds, a new study confirms.

Health Highlights: Nov. 11, 2016

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

Trump Victory Won't Derail Obamacare Open Enrollment for 2017

FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration says it will forge ahead with health insurance sign-ups for 2017.

Blood Test May Someday Diagnose Concussion

FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test may one day diagnose concussions with more than 90 percent certainty, a small Canadian study suggests.