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November 15, 2016

CPR Simulator May Boost Nurses' Skills

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular simulation training improves emergency department nurses' CPR skills, a new study shows.

Too Few U.S. Adults Have CPR Training

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than one in five American adults has current training in CPR, and that rate is even lower among older adults, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Creating an Insulin Routine

(HealthDay News) -- If you take insulin, you'll need to create a comfortable routine to keep blood glucose under control.

Health Tip: Getting Enough Sleep?

(HealthDay News) -- Insufficient sleep is a big problem in today's hustle-and-bustle world, even for children.

Prices of Generic Heart Failure Drugs Vary Widely

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cash prices of generic medicines to treat heart failure vary so widely that some patients may not be able to afford to fill all of their prescriptions, a new study suggests.

Some Ebola Infections May Be Symptomless

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered cases of symptom-free Ebola infection in West Africa, which suggests that the number of people who had the virus during the recent epidemic was higher than thought.

Migraine and Stroke Risk Linked Again

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who experience migraines have more than double the risk of suffering a stroke, new research shows. The finding adds evidence to the suspected link between these two conditions.

Having Rheumatoid Arthritis May Increase Heart Risk

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with rheumatoid arthritis may have an increased risk for a heart attack, stroke and other heart disease-related problems, a new study suggests.

Guidelines May Have Helped Curb ADHD Diagnoses in Preschoolers

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In a bit of good news, the rate of diagnoses for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among U.S. preschoolers has leveled off, a new study finds.

Heart Failure Hospitalizations on the Rise in U.S.

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are going to the hospital due to heart failure, a new study finds.

Zika Can Survive on Hard Surfaces for Hours

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's well known that the Zika virus can be transmitted through mosquito bites or, more rarely, sexual contact.

Brain Implant Lets 'Locked-In' ALS Patient Communicate

MONDAY, Nov. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A high-tech implant has enabled a paralyzed woman with late-stage ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) to communicate through brain signaling, researchers say.

Stressed Childhood Might Raise Risk for High Blood Pressure Later

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A stressful childhood might predispose some people to struggle with high blood pressure as adults, a new study suggests.

Alcohol May Fuel Prostate Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking may raise the risk of prostate cancer, and the more men drink the greater their risk, a new analysis of 27 studies suggests.

Could Common Heartburn Drugs Up Stroke Risk?

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A popular category of heartburn medications -- including Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec and Protonix -- may increase your risk of stroke, a new study suggests.

Exercise Good for Cancer Patients During, After Treatment

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising during and after cancer treatment is safe and improves quality of life, fitness and physical functioning, new research indicates.

Health Highlights: Nov. 15, 2016

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

Coming Soon: Lower Cholesterol From a Twice-a-Year Shot?

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Instead of popping a pill every day, people might soon control "bad" LDL cholesterol by getting an injection at their doctor's office two or three times a year.

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