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March 06, 2017

Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy

(HealthDay News) -- A common form of diabetic eye disease is retinopathy. Caused by damaged blood vessels that feed the eye's retina, it can lead to serious vision problems, including vision loss.

Health Tip: Staying Full on a Vegetarian Diet

(HealthDay News) -- Counter to some legendary beliefs, a vegetarian meal doesn't have to leave you hungry and unsatisfied.

Kidney Transplant Survival Up Among Babies, Kids

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Survival rates for children who get kidney transplants have improved significantly over the last half-century, a new study finds.

Would You Feel Safe in a Driverless Ambulance?

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Automated, driver-free cars and trucks may be the wave of the future. But new research suggests many Americans aren't sold on the idea of a ride in a driverless ambulance.

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Food Allergies in Kids

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to secondhand smoke in the first few weeks of life could boost the risk that kids will develop food allergies, a new study suggests.

Can Mom's Vitamin E Head Off Child's Asthma Risk?

SATURDAY, March 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids born to moms with low levels of vitamin E might be more likely to develop asthma, new research suggests.

Nasal 'Nerve Block' May Help Ease Kids' Migraines

SUNDAY, March 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids and teens who suffer with migraines may find relief from a nasal "nerve block" that's commonly used in adults with the debilitating headaches, a new study suggests.

Asthma Much More Lethal for Black Children, Study Finds

SATURDAY, March 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma attacks can prove deadly to kids, but a new study shows that black American children are six times more likely to die of the illness than their white or Hispanic peers.

Patients Often Reject Drug-Only Psychiatric Treatment

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mental health patients are more likely to reject treatment if it involves only drugs, a new study finds.

Less-Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Be 'Under-Used'

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A minimally invasive procedure for uterine fibroids may be "under-used" in U.S. hospitals, compared with surgery, a new study suggests.

Many People Don't Take Their High Blood Pressure Meds: Study

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Only 20 percent of patients seeking care for stubborn high blood pressure take all the medicine they're supposed to, a new Dutch study finds.

Can Social Media Sites Leave You Socially Isolated?

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young people who spend a lot of time on social media -- websites designed to bring people together -- seem to be more isolated, new research suggests.

Disabled Kids at Higher Risk of Abuse, Study Finds

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children with certain mental or behavioral disorders are at increased risk of abuse or neglect, a new study suggests.

Study Ties Some Migraines to Artery Tears in Neck, Raising Stroke Risk

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some younger adults who suffer migraines may be at risk for tears in their neck arteries, which can increase the chances of a stroke, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: March 6, 2017

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

Stress Buster

(HealthDay News) -- Mindfulness is often defined as paying attention on purpose. Or you could define it as simply paying attention to what you're doing while you're doing it. We often do things mindlessly: When we DON'T think about what we are doing while we're doing it.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Not Ease Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After All

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A small-scale clinical trial has cast doubt upon the potential usefulness of an anti-inflammatory drug to treat chronic fatigue syndrome.

Obesity May Raise Girls' Risk of Asthma, Allergies

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Obese girls may face a significantly higher risk for developing allergies, a new study suggests.

Noctiva Approved for Frequent Urination at Night

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Noctiva nasal spray has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat frequent urination at night due to excess urine production.

Patient Organizations Offer Advice on Reforming Obamacare

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Congress needs to focus on certain areas as it considers changes to the Affordable Care Act, according to a coalition of 11 major patient groups.

Your Sex Life May Work Wonders for Your Work Life

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- What makes for a happy, productive worker?

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