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HealthDay News - February 10, 2017

Health Tip: Daily Routine Can Minimize Stress

(HealthDay News) -- No one can avoid stress entirely. But your daily routine can be designed to minimize your chances of becoming "stressed out."

Health Tip: Eating a Healthy Diet

(HealthDay News) -- Eating well doesn't have to mean dieting or going hungry.

Pop! Goes That Balloon, and Maybe Your Hearing

FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Blowing up your kid's birthday balloons could end in a bang -- and hearing loss, new research suggests.

Space Reshapes Astronauts' Brains: Study

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

Cancer Survivors Gain From Web-Based Health Care

FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Online- and phone-based health care offers a number of benefits for cancer survivors, British researchers report.

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.

Low Back Pain? Relax, Breathe and Try Yoga

FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For people experiencing low back pain, the thought of exercise often seems daunting. But yoga may be a natural fit in the quest to relieve an aching back, a new review indicates.

Driving Skills May Suffer Even After Concussion Symptoms Subside

FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Even after their symptoms disappear, concussion patients may still have difficulty driving, a small study suggests.

Winning the Veggie Wars With Kids

FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For every parent who's ever pleaded with their young child to eat "just one more bite," a nutrition expert says there are ways to get kids to eat and even enjoy vegetables.

Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of air pollution may increase some Hispanic children's risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Amphetamine Abuse Abuses the Heart

FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Using illegal amphetamine drugs such as "speed" and "ice" may lead to premature aging of the arteries and heart, researchers warn.

Daylight Savings Time May Lower Chances of IVF Success for Some: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Daylight savings time may be associated with an increased risk of miscarriage among some women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), a new study suggests.

What's Next for the Obamacare Insurance Exchanges?

FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who buy health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces could have fewer health plan choices and face new enrollment hurdles and cost pressures in 2018, health policy analysts say.

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.

Health Highlights: Feb. 10, 2017

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

Senate Confirms Rep. Tom Price as Health Secretary

FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Rep. Tom Price was confirmed by the U.S. Senate early Friday morning to head up the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC

FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Flu activity spiked sharply across the United States this week, federal health officials reported Friday.