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January 02, 2017

Cluster Headaches Can Defy Diagnosis But Respond to Treatment

MONDAY, Jan. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cluster headaches are extremely painful, but treatable and preventable, one neurologist says.

Sleep May Help People Process Traumatic Events

MONDAY, Jan. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sleeping soon after a traumatic event can help some people cope, a new Swiss study suggests.

Health Tip: Avoid Straining Your Hip

(HealthDay News) -- A hip strain occurs when tendons or muscles are stretched or torn.

Health Tip: Set a Health Goal That Lasts

(HealthDay News) -- If you're making a New Year's resolution to get healthy, choose a goal that you can achieve and maintain beyond the first month of 2017.

Zika Fears, Opioid Abuse Crisis Top Health News for 2016

THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When news reports first began to emerge of mysterious, severe birth defects in Brazilian newborns, few could have imagined these isolated tragedies would explode into the leading health news story of 2016: the Zika virus.

Study Ties Alcohol Abuse to Increased Heart Risks

MONDAY, Jan. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that people who abuse alcohol also boost their risk of three cardiac conditions: atrial fibrillation, heart attack and congestive heart failure.

Metformin Still Best Choice for First Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

MONDAY, Jan. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Newly updated guidelines reaffirm that metformin is the first-line drug for people with type 2 diabetes, and that several other medications -- including newer ones -- can be added if needed.

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