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January 25, 2017

Health Tip: Graduating High School?

(HealthDay News) -- While it's exciting to mark the end of your high school years, it's also important to remember your health.

Health Tip: Signs of a Sprained Wrist

(HealthDay News) -- If you feel like you're falling, it's a reflex action to put your hand out to break the fall. That's why wrist sprains are so common.

Fitter Seniors May Have Healthier Brains

TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Good heart and lung fitness can benefit older adults' brains, researchers report.

Study Explores Electrical Brain Stimulation to Treat Bulimia

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Electrical stimulation of the brain may temporarily ease the symptoms of the eating disorder bulimia nervosa, a small study suggests.

Premature or Early Menopause More Likely in Women Without Kids: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of premature or early menopause is higher among women who began having menstrual periods at a young age and did not have children, a new report contends.

Body Cooling Little Help to Kids When Heart Stops: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Body cooling offers no advantage over normal temperature control in treating infants and children whose hearts suddenly stop beating, a new study suggests.

Is Chemo Overused in Younger Colon Cancer Patients?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young and middle-aged colon cancer patients may be getting chemotherapy more often than is warranted, a new study suggests.

Mental Health May Affect Chances Against Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Anxiety and depression may increase the risk of death from certain cancers, early research suggests.

'Ablation' Procedure Helps 3 out of 4 Patients With Irregular Heartbeat

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just how successful is the procedure called catheter ablation at fixing irregular heartbeats that can be potentially fatal?

Should Pregnant Women Always Be Treated for Underactive Thyroid?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many women may be affected by an underactive thyroid gland, but new research suggests that treating it in pregnancy comes with benefits and potential harm.

Antibiotic Overuse Behind 'Superbug' Outbreak in U.K. Hospitals

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Overuse of antibiotics triggered a severe diarrhea outbreak in British hospitals that began in 2006, a new study reports.

Health Highlights: Jan. 25, 2017

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

Drug May Be New Weapon Against a 'Superbug'

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A newly approved drug may help in the battle against Clostridium difficile-- a potentially fatal "superbug" gut infection that has become a scourge in U.S. hospitals.

Gene Therapy Helps 2 Babies Fight Type of Leukemia

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two infants with an advanced form of leukemia are in remission after treatment with genetically tweaked immune system cells, British researchers report.

Rates of Early Deaths Rise for Whites, Drop for Blacks

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Premature death rates in the United States have fallen for some groups but risen in others, a federal study says.

Diabetes Kills More Americans Than Had Been Thought

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans who die from diabetes is much higher than previously believed, according to a new study.

Deportation Fears Tied to Poor Birth Outcomes for Hispanics

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The threat of deportation from the United States may put pregnant Hispanic women and their babies at risk, researchers suggest.

Should a Mental Disability Keep Patients Off Organ Transplant Lists?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Pressure is mounting for the U.S. organ donation network to tackle one of the thorniest ethical questions it's ever faced -- whether a person with intellectual disabilities should be denied access to a transplant.

Majority of Primary Care Docs Oppose Repeal of Obamacare: Survey

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of primary care doctors oppose full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new survey published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

1 in 4 U.S. Adults, 1 in 10 Teens Use Tobacco

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the dangers, many American adults and teens still use tobacco products, a new study finds.

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