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February 03, 2017
Eye-Opening Research on Astronauts' Vision Problems
FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Vision deterioration is a major problem for astronauts who spend extended periods of time in space. Now researchers have identified the likely cause of the problem and a possible way to prevent it.
Health Tip: How to Filter Your Water
(HealthDay News) -- Just because you can't see or necessarily taste contaminated water doesn't mean there isn't a health concern.
Health Tip: Leave Bed Bugs Behind
(HealthDay News) -- Pesky bedbugs can find their way into your luggage and clothing and hitch a ride home with you.
Sleep: The Great Motivator
FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you really want to follow through on your New Year's resolutions, make sure you get enough sleep.
What to Do If You Think You're Having a Heart Attack
FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Would you be able to recognize the urgent symptoms of a heart attack -- and know how to respond to it?
Certain Bacteria May Affect Preterm Birth Risk
FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Certain types of bacteria in a pregnant woman's cervix and vagina can affect her risk of preterm birth, a new study finds.
Obstetric Complications Tied to Slightly Upped Risk for Autism
FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Complications that occur late in pregnancy or during delivery may slightly raise a child's risk for autism, a new study suggests.
Substitutions for a 'Slimmer Bowl' Football Party
FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- To burn off the calories in 10 Buffalo crispy chicken wings, you would have to run the length of 149 football fields, a nutrition expert says.
2.5 Million U.S. Women Have Condition That Can Cause Infertility
FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- About 2.5 million American women have had pelvic inflammatory disease, an often-symptomless infection of the reproductive tract that can cause infertility and lasting abdominal pain, a new U.S. government report shows.
Sleepovers With Dad Can Be a Win-Win After Divorce
FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Infants and toddlers of divorced parents who live with their mother benefit from overnight visits with their father, a new study finds.
U.S. Doctors Trained Overseas Have Slightly Better Patient Outcomes
FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Death rates are lower for older Americans treated by doctors trained in other countries than by those who went to a U.S. medical school, a new study reports.
Black Americans Still Undertreated for HIV
FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Although progress has been made, blacks in America are still being hit harder by HIV/AIDS, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
Obese Couples May Take Longer to Conceive
FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's not just a woman's weight that matters when couples are trying to conceive, a new study suggests.
30 Former NFL Players Pledge Their Brains for Research
FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Thirty former NFL players have joined the growing number of retired players who have pledged to donate their brains to research on a devastating brain disease that has been linked to the repetitive head trauma.
Health Highlights: Feb. 3, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Why Certain Noises Really Irritate Some People
FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most people can recall a time when a certain sound annoyed them -- say when your office mate was repeatedly clicking his pen -- but some people find such sounds utterly unbearable. And new research suggests that brain abnormalities may explain why.
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