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HealthDay News - February 01, 2017

Health Tip: Strength Training Is For Seniors, Too

(HealthDay News) -- Strength training isn't just for younger folks who want to bulk up.

Health Tip: Why Are Baby Teeth Important?

(HealthDay News) -- Though baby teeth are only temporary, they're still important and need proper care.

Do Weekend Deliveries Pose Risks for Moms?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that for pregnant women, a weekend delivery could mean a slightly increased risk of complications, including maternal death.

Parents of Kids With Heart Defects Face PTSD Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of children born with serious heart defects may be at high risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health problems, a new study suggests.

'Heading' Soccer Ball Not Smart for the Brain

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A common soccer move -- bouncing the ball off of the head -- may not be as harmless to the brain as has been thought, new research suggests.

Poverty Takes 2 Years Off Your Life: Study

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Poverty significantly shortens life expectancy and should be regarded as a major health risk factor, a new study suggests.

Better Sleep Could Mean Better Sex for Older Women

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A more satisfying sex life may be only a good night's sleep away for women over 50, new research finds.

What You Don't Know About Cancer Can Kill You

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer isn't inevitable, but many Americans don't know that several lifestyle factors affect their risk of developing the disease, a new survey finds.

Toxins in Your Fast-Food Packaging?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many grease-resistant fast-food wrappers and boxes contain potentially harmful chemicals that can leach into food, a new study contends.

Gene Discoveries Offer New Height Insights

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Dozens of newly identified gene variants may have a major influence on height, British researchers say.

Can Air Pollution Heighten Alzheimer's Risk?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution may cause more than just lung disease: New research suggests that if tiny particles in the air from power plants and cars are inhaled, they might also invade the brain, increasing the risk for dementia.

Eating Disorders Rampant on the Runway

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As the fashion industry gears up for New York Fashion Week next week, new research suggests that eating disorders are rampant on the runway.

Small Study Links E-Cigarettes to Potential Heart Trouble

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A small study suggests that people who use e-cigarettes regularly may face an increased risk for heart disease.

Health Highlights: Feb. 1, 2017

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

Heart Risks May Boost Women's Colon Cancer Risk, Too

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Even normal-weight women may be at greater risk for colon cancer if they have certain traits, such as elevated levels of blood fat, high blood sugar, high blood pressure and low levels of good cholesterol, a new study suggests.

Hormonal Drug Boosts Survival After Prostate Cancer's Return: Study

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When prostate cancer recurs after surgery, treatment with both radiation and a testosterone-suppressing drug can extend some men's lives, a new clinical trial finds.

Gay Man Infected With HIV Despite Using Preventive Drugs

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors report that a gay Canadian man contracted HIV even though he had been taking daily medication to ward off infection.