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HealthDay News - February 09, 2017

Health Tip: Going Outside in Winter Weather

(HealthDay News) -- Winter's chill may leave you sick if you aren't prepared.

Health Tip: Learn About Mold

(HealthDay News) -- Indoor mold growth is dangerous enough, but people with mold allergies must be especially careful.

Smoke-Free Public Housing Cuts Secondhand Fumes

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Secondhand smoke exposure has dropped dramatically among public housing residents in Philadelphia since the introduction of a smoke-free policy, a new study finds.

Drinking Peroxide as 'Natural' Cure Leads to Dangerous Blood Clots

THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Ingesting high-concentration hydrogen peroxide as a "natural cure" or cleansing agent may land you in the emergency room, health experts caution.

Skimp on Sleep and You Just May Wind Up Sick

THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Ever noticed that when you try to "do it all," the one thing you can count on is getting sick?

Space Reshapes Astronauts' Brains: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Astronauts' brains change shape while in space, a new study indicates.

Heart-Healthy Tips for Your Grocery List

THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy heart begins with what you eat, and one way to shop for groceries wisely is to start with a list, a cardiologist recommends.

Non-English Speakers Less Likely to Be on Kidney Transplant List

THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Language barriers may prevent some eligible U.S. patients from receiving a kidney transplant, a new study suggests.

Many Women Skip Mammograms After False-Positive Result

THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The trauma of receiving a false-positive result from a mammogram may lead many women to delay or skip their next screening, a new study finds.

College Students Seem to Take Longer to Recover From Concussion

THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- College students seem to take longer to recover from concussion than the average in the United States, a new study suggests.

8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There are a number of ways parents can help give a boost to their child's immune system, a family doctor suggests.

Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Some Recurrent Miscarriages

THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Miscarriage is an often unexpected and traumatic event for a woman and her partner. But new research suggests that something as simple as taking a daily low-dose aspirin could help prevent a recurrence.

Preemies Bombarded With Noise in First Weeks of Life

THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitals are noisy -- maybe too noisy for the tiniest patients, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Feb. 9, 2017

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

Divorce May Shrink an Older Woman's Waistline…

THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Divorce can be plenty stressful for older women. But it doesn't translate into the weight gain that often accompanies getting married later in life, a new study suggests.

Do Older Guys Always Prefer Younger Women? Maybe Not

THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The stereotype that older men are usually attracted to much younger women may not fully reflect reality, a new study suggests.

Naps May Sharpen a Preschooler's Language Skills

THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Learning new words can be a challenge for any preschooler, but kids who take naps may have an advantage when it comes to developing language skills, a new study suggests.

Emflaza Approved for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) --Emflaza (deflazacort) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy in people five years and older, the agency said Thursday in a news release.