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February 02, 2017

Health Tip: Make Sure You Get Enough Iron

(HealthDay News) -- Iron is an essential mineral that helps your body process proteins and produce red blood cells.

Health Tip: Buying Nutritious Food on a Budget

(HealthDay News) -- Less healthy food may be cheaper and more convenient, but it's often costlier for your health.

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.

Sticking With One Doctor May Help Keep Seniors Out of the Hospital

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Seeing the same doctor for a long time may help keep older people out of the hospital, a new British study suggests.

Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Flu and pneumonia vaccines may reduce heart failure patients' risk of dangerous respiratory infections, a new review suggests.

Sleepless Nights Linked to Asthma Later in Life

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Insomnia may increase adults' risk of asthma, a new study suggests.

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Don't Get Life-Extending Therapy

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hormonal therapies such as tamoxifen, or a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors, can reduce the likelihood that women diagnosed with certain breast cancers will experience a recurrence of their disease.

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.

Astronaut Twins Give Clues to Health Hazards of Spaceflight

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term space flight appears to trigger a number of genetic and biological changes in astronauts, according to preliminary results from a NASA study.

Too Few Current, Former Smokers Screened for Lung Cancer

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most current and former smokers in the United States don't get screened for lung cancer even though they're at increased risk for the deadly disease, a new study reveals.

Most U.S. Adults Support Routine Child Vaccine

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than eight out of 10 Americans support mandatory measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination for children attending public schools, a new survey finds.

New Zika Vaccine Candidate Provides Powerful Protection

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A single dose of an experimental Zika vaccine protected mice and monkeys from the virus, researchers report.

Common Painkillers Don't Ease Back Pain, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Painkillers like aspirin, Aleve and Advil don't help most people with back pain, a new review finds.

Health Highlights: Feb. 2, 2017

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

Laundry Detergent Pods Linked to Eye Burn Danger in Kids

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Liquid laundry detergent pods may be convenient, but young children are suffering vision-threatening burns from the chemicals inside them in increasing numbers, a new study finds.

Time Outdoors May Deliver Better Sleep

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Spending time in the outdoors may improve your sleep, a small study suggests.

10,000 U.S. Seniors Die Within Week of ER Discharge Every Year: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, about 10,000 generally healthy U.S. Medicare patients die within seven days of discharge from a hospital emergency department, a new study contends.

Breast Density May Be Leading Indicator of Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women whose breasts are predominantly made up of more dense, glandular tissue face higher odds for breast cancer, a new study finds.

Can Pregnancy Harm Your Heart?

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy might affect a woman's risk of future heart problems, two new studies suggest.

U.S. High School Kids Abandoning Sweetened Sodas

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news when it comes to American teens' diets, with more high school kids saying no to sodas and other sweetened beverages, researchers say.

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