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HealthDay News - January 05, 2017

Want a Sharper Brain as You Age? Volunteer!

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People who are active in local community groups may have slightly sharper mental skills at the age of 50, a new study suggests.

Is Running Bad for Your Knees?

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Everybody believes running can leave you sore and swollen, right? Well, a new study suggests running might actually reduce inflammation in joints.

Health Tip: Not All Food Myths Are Accurate

(HealthDay News) -- Myths about food are about as numerous as the different types of foods themselves.

Health Tip: Pick the Right Family Doctor

(HealthDay News) -- Even if you, your partner and kids don't get sick often, it's a good idea to build a relationship with a family doctor.

Navigating Ski Slopes Safely

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many people head for the slopes at the first sign of snow, but it's important to get into shape and take other safety precautions to ensure winter sports are fun and injury-free, the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) cautions.

Ebola Can Linger in Lungs, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've discovered signs that the Ebola virus could lurk in the lungs and reproduce in a recovering patient, a finding that could lead to better understanding of the deadly disease.

Does Living Near Major Roads Boost Dementia Risk?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Want to cut your chances for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias? A new study suggests that picking a home far from major roadways might help.

New Guidelines Urge Early Intro to Peanut in High-Risk Infants

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Babies at increased risk for peanut allergy should have peanut-containing foods added to their diets as early as 4 months of age, new U.S. guidelines suggest.

Breathalyzer Lock Laws Prevent Drunk-Driving Deaths: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Breathalyzer-type devices known as ignition interlocks that prevent drunks from driving do prevent deadly accidents, a new study indicates.

Weight Loss May Ease Psoriasis Symptoms, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Could weight loss combat psoriasis?

U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer death rates in the United States have dropped 25 percent since the early 1990s, a new report reveals.

Kids With Concussion Need Vision Check Before Return to School

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that children who've had a concussion should undergo comprehensive eye exams to see if they're ready to go back to school.

Health Highlights: Jan. 5, 2017

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

Heartburn Drugs May Raise Risk of Stomach Infections: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People who take heartburn drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium may be at increased risk of two potentially serious gut infections, a new study suggests.

Vomiting Disorder on Rise in Weed-Friendly Colorado

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term heavy marijuana use can cause chronic vomiting and abdominal pain in some people, new research suggests.

Study Casts Doubt on Long-Used Morning Sickness Drug

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A drug commonly prescribed to ease the nausea of morning sickness may not be as effective as once believed, a new analysis suggests.