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HealthDay News - February 24, 2017

Want to Win an Oscar? Study Shows How to Grab the Gold

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- "And the Oscar goes to" . . . an American appearing in a film based on American culture.

Health Tip: Identifying Signs of the Common Cold

(HealthDay News) -- Feeling under the weather? It's important to know whether you the common cold or something more serious.

Health Tip: Babysitter Safety

(HealthDay News) -- Before letting a babysitter stay with your child, make sure the sitter knows the answers to a few basic safety questions.

Live Healthy, Live Longer

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Want to live a longer, healthier life?

More Booze Won't Beat Back That Hangover

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to what you might want to believe, a hair of the dog isn't the best remedy after a night of heavy drinking, a substance abuse expert warns.

The Brain Can Produce Its Own Sugar: Report

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are reporting that the brain naturally produces fructose, a type of sugar associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Prison Time Can Be Deadly … to Health

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Prison time can exact a deadly toll on health, new research suggests.

Can Depression Up Odds for Arthritis Linked to Psoriasis?

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Depression in people with the chronic inflammatory skin disease psoriasis increases the risk of getting the joint condition known as psoriatic arthritis by about 37 percent, new research indicates.

'Superbug' Infections Striking More U.S. Kids

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A type of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection has increased 700 percent in American children since 2007, a new investigation reveals.

Don't Sweat It: Gender Doesn't Dictate Perspiration Rate

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in how much men and women sweat have little to do with gender, according to a new study.

Drug OD Deaths Have Nearly Tripled Since 1999: CDC

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Drug overdose deaths have nearly tripled in the United States since 1999, with whites and middle-aged Americans bearing much of the brunt, a new government report shows.

Do You Need an Antibiotic?

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hoping to lessen their misery, most people would like to know whether the respiratory illness they've got could be helped by an antibiotic.

Study Finds Stroke Care Faster for Men Than Women

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Male stroke patients are more than twice as likely as female patients to receive clot-busting stroke treatment within 30 minutes of hospital arrival, a new study reports.

Health Highlights: Feb. 24, 2017

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