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HealthDay News - February 17, 2017

Health Tip: Coping With TMJ

(HealthDay News) -- Temporomandibular joint disorders, medically called TMJ, are a group of conditions that make it painful to move the jaw and nearby muscles.

Health Tip: Get a Massage

(HealthDay News) -- Massage therapy can help relax your body andmind, easing pain and helping you cope with stress.

Chronic Pain More Likely for Poor, Less Educated: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic pain is much more common among poor, less educated older Americans than their wealthier, more educated peers, a new study suggests.

How to Control Mold, Avoid Allergies

FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mold can grow almost anywhere. But limiting moisture can help prevent it from developing indoors and causing health problems, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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.

For a Fun and Safe Tropical Getaway, Plan Ahead

FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're planning a tropical getaway, be sure to pack old standbys like bug spray and sunscreen -- and maybe a lot more, a doctor advises.

Anti-Addiction Meds Given in ER Can Help Battle Abuse

FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People addicted to opioids treated in a hospital emergency department do better when they receive medication to reduce opioid cravings, researchers report.

Low-Fat Meal May Boost Costly Cancer Drug

FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a low-fat meal when taking an expensive prostate cancer drug can cut the cost of the drug by three-quarters, a new study indicates.

Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids' Appendicitis?

FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Skipping surgery and treating appendicitis with antibiotics alone may be a safe approach for many children, a new analysis suggests.

Heart, Lung Problems May Not Always Need ICU Care

FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The intensive care unit (ICU) may not improve the chances of survival for all patients with serious heart problems, a new study suggests.

Docs More Likely to Prescribe Antibiotics If Patients Expect Them

FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are more likely to prescribe antibiotics if they think patients expect the drugs, a new study finds.

'Love Hormone' Helps Dads and Babies Bond

FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The "love hormone" oxytocin may program fathers to bond with their young children, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Feb. 17, 2017

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