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February 16, 2017

Dealing With Diabetes Distress

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes have to think about their condition and make treatment decisions constantly -- and all that extra work and worry can lead to psychological distress at times.

Health Tip: Feeling Tense?

(HealthDay News) -- If you're feeling tense and stressed, experts say there are things you can do to calm your nerves.

Health Tip: Give Your Kids Bone-Building Food

(HealthDay News) -- Building stronger bones should begin in childhood and continue for the rest of your child's life.

When Cocaine's in the Mix, Safe Sex May Not Be

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The long list of health woes linked to cocaine abuse includes risky sexual behavior, a small, new study suggests.

Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Poses Risks for Mom, Baby

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes that develops during pregnancy -- known as gestational diabetes -- carries health risks for both the mom-to-be and her baby, new research confirms.

Vitamin D Pumps Up Muscles

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High blood levels of "active" vitamin D may boost muscle strength, a new study suggests.

Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's preliminary evidence that adequate amounts of vitamin D might help lower rates of respiratory infections.

Hey Fellas, Depression Can Strike New Dads, Too

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Depression in and just after pregnancy is most often associated with moms-to-be, but a new study shows expectant dads can have similar symptoms.

Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences in People With ADHD

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who pinpointed brain differences in people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) say their findings show the condition should be considered a brain disorder.

HRT Won't Lower Women's Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who use hormone therapy after menopause may not have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Feb. 16, 2017

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

FDA Approves Injectable Psoriasis Drug for Tough Cases

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat tough cases of the skin condition psoriasis has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Possible Drawback to Gluten-Free: Toxic Metals

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- America's love affair with gluten-free foods may come at a cost: greater intake of the toxic metals arsenic and mercury, a new study contends.

Post-Menopausal? Give Exercise a Try

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- After menopause, moderate exercise can help women manage hot flashes, become more fit and feel better, a new study suggests.

Siliq Approved for Plaque Psoriasis

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The injected drug Siliq (brodalumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in adults.

Cutting Salt a Health Boost for Kidney Patients

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Encouraging people with kidney disease to reduce their salt intake may help improve blood pressure and cut excess fluid retention, at least for a while, a new study suggests.

Flu Vaccine a Pretty Good Match for Viruses This Year: CDC

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's not perfect, but this year's flu vaccine is a fairly good match for the circulating viruses, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

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