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HealthDay News - February 27, 2017

Hip Fracture's Link to Early Death May Last Years

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who suffer a hip fracture face a much higher risk of death soon after the injury, but the risk persists over the longer term, a large study indicates.

Many Americans Unaware of 'Superbug' Threat: Poll

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" are a major public health threat, but most Americans are clueless about the dangers, a new HealthDay/Harris Pollshows.

Health Tip: Reheat Food Safely

(HealthDay News) -- Leftovers are a great way to enjoy a healthy, easy meal that you've already spent time to prepare. But, thorough reheating is important to avoid food poisoning.

Health Tip: Learn Your Prime Sleep Time

(HealthDay News) -- Your sleep schedule doesn't have to be determined by family, work and social commitments. You can figure out optimal bed and wake times that afford the best, most restful sleep.

Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For decades, emergency room staff often gave Valium to patients for an acute bout of bad lower back pain.

Kids Mean Less Shuteye for Mom, While Dad Slumbers On

SUNDAY, Feb. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- This will come as no surprise to mothers, but a new survey finds that women with children living at home are more likely to be sleep-deprived than women without children.

Government Funding Could Save Canadians $4 Billion on Medicines

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new report suggests that Canada would reap savings of more than $4 billion a year if the government funded nearly 120 types of "essential" medications.

As Pot Legalization Advances, Pediatricians Warn of Dangers

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is urging doctors to protect children from the harms of marijuana as the nation becomes increasingly tolerant of the drug's use.

What Works Best to Help Overweight Folks Eat Healthier?

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Getting overweight adults to adopt new heart-healthy eating habits is an uphill battle. But giving them a handout about nutrition may be better than nothing, new research suggests.

Nasal Swab Shows Promise in Confirming Lung Cancers

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer remains by far the leading cancer killer because it is so often caught too late.

Pediatricians Revise Guidelines for Teen Victims of Sexual Assault

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians should be comfortable with treating and screening for sexual assault -- and they should know where to send their teenage patients for any additional help they might need.

Stress Buster

(HealthDay News) -- Believe it or not, passing judgment can be a major source of stress.

Hospital Sinks May Be Awash in 'Superbugs'

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that the battle against "superbugs" -- multidrug-resistant bacteria -- should begin in hospital sinks.

Review Raises Questions About Herbal Meds for Heart Problems

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- While there's scant evidence that herbal medications are safe or effective to treat heart conditions, they remain popular among people with heart disease, a new review suggests.

More Exercise, Fewer Pounds: Cut Your Heart Failure Risk

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Getting regular exercise and staying slim can lower the risk for an especially hard-to-treat type of heart failure, new research shows.

Health Highlights: Feb. 27, 2017

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

Doctors Handled Influx of Obamacare Patients: Study

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors' offices capably shouldered the burden of millions of new Medicaid patients gaining access to health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, a new study reveals.

Some Health Fads May Not Be All That Healthy

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Juicing may be a popular health fad, but evidence suggests it could actually be detrimental to a good diet.