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January 16, 2017
Debunking Winter Weather Myths
MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A hot toddy may seem like a good way to stay toasty on a freezing day because it makes blood rush to your skin's surface. But drinking alcohol actually speeds heat loss, according to experts.
First Stop for Scuba Divers: The Dentist's Office?
MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The first time she tried scuba diving, Vinisha Ranna felt a squeezing sensation in her teeth.
Most Smokers With Mental Illness Want to Kick the Habit
MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly six in 10 Americans with severe mental illness smoke, and a new study suggests that many of them want to quit.
Health Tip: Use Ice to Ease Ankle Sprain Pain
(HealthDay News) -- Ice can help ease the pain and swelling of a sprained ankle, but it's important to use the therapy properly.
Health Tip: Ward Off Infections During Pregnancy
(HealthDay News) -- Infections can be a serious threat to pregnant women and their fetuses.
Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60
MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two leading medical organizations are recommending a less aggressive target for the treatment of high blood pressure in adults 60 and older who are otherwise healthy.
Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School
MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- American parents don't always agree when to keep their children home sick from school, a new poll reveals.
Can HIV Drugs Boost Syphilis Risk?
MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Gay and bisexual men taking antiretroviral drugs to treat HIV infection may be at increased risk for syphilis, new research contends.
James Bond Has Kicked Butts, But His Co-Stars Haven't
MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Being a secret agent is risky enough without adding cigarette smoking to the mix. So it's good news that James Bond seems to have kicked the health-harming habit about 15 years ago, a new study says.
Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School
MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to addictive drugs in the womb may be more likely to perform poorly in school, Australian researchers report.
'Superbug' May Be More Widespread Than Thought
MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A type of potentially deadly drug-resistant bacteria is more widespread in U.S. hospitals than previously thought and needs to be more closely monitored, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Jan. 16, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Can Coffee Perk Up Heart Health, Too?
MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The caffeine in your morning cup of joe may do more than jolt you awake -- it may also help dampen the type of inflammation that's linked to heart disease risk factors, a new study suggests.
IRS Reminds Millions About Fines for Not Signing Up for Obamacare
MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Even as Republicans in Congress race to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the IRS is reminding millions of Americans they still need to sign up soon for health insurance if they don't want to pay fines.
For a Colicky Baby, You Might Give Acupuncture a Try
MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For beleaguered parents desperate to soothe a colicky baby, Swedish researchers have a novel suggestion -- acupuncture.
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