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HealthDay News - January 09, 2017

Do Genes Steer You to a Partner With Similar Schooling?

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Were you drawn to your spouse's eyes? Or perhaps it was a great sense of humor you thought drew you in?

Scans Hint at Running's Brain Benefits, Even When Young

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young cross-country runners seem to have better connections between regions of their brains than their peers who aren't athletic, a small study suggests.

'Button' Batteries Pose Serious Risk to Children

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Those tiny, common "button" batteries can pose a big threat of injury to children if swallowed, toxicologists warn.

Health Tip: Get Enough Vitamin C

(HealthDay News) -- To help give your immune system enough strength to protect you from the sniffles and sneezes, start with vitamin C-rich foods.

Health Tip: Protecting Your Health

(HealthDay News) -- While getting healthy is no easy chore, neither is staying that way.

Kids' Asthma Flareups Fall Off After No-Smoking Laws

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In many U.S. communities that have adopted indoor smoking bans, fewer children need emergency asthma treatment, a new study finds.

Poverty's Impact on a Child's Mental Health

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Growing up in poverty exposes children to greater levels of stress, which can lead to psychological problems later in life, a new study suggests.

More Americans Questioning Safety of E-Cigarettes

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer people now view e-cigarettes, which convert a nicotine liquid into vapor that's inhaled, as a less dangerous or healthier alternative to cigarettes, new research finds.

Special Diet May Be Boon for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis may be able to achieve relief without medications by eating a special diet, a small study suggests.

Warmer Waters May Mean More Toxic Shellfish

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Unusually warm ocean temperatures near the U.S. Pacific Northwest have been linked to dangerous levels of a natural toxin in shellfish. But, researchers report they have developed new ways to predict these toxic outbreaks.

Exercise: An Antidote for Behavioral Issues in Students?

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children with serious behavioral disorders might fare better at school if they get some exercise during the day, a new study suggests.

Obamacare Boosts Breast Cancer Screening, Study Finds

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Americans with lower levels of income are less likely to get recommended cancer screenings, but legislation waiving out-of-pocket costs appears to narrow the prevention gap -- for mammograms, at least.

'Weekend Warriors' Can Still Stretch Their Life Spans

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Weekend warriors take heart. You may add almost as many years to your life span as those who work out all week long, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: Jan. 9, 2017

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

Are Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Kids?

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take certain heartburn medications during pregnancy may have a child at increased risk of developing asthma, new research suggests.

Can Teeth Repair Themselves Without Fillings?

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teeth might someday repair themselves using their own stem cells -- eliminating the need for conventional fillings, researchers report.

Study Casts More Doubt on Value of Mammograms

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mammograms frequently detect small breast tumors that might never become life-threatening, causing women to receive treatment they likely don't need, a new Danish study finds.