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March 14, 2017

Obese Moms May Fail to Spot Obesity in Their Own Kids

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many overweight and obese mothers may underestimate the weight of their obese children, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Recognize a Foot Neuroma

(HealthDay News) -- A neuroma is a non-cancerous, thickened nerve between the toes.

Health Tip: Treat Skin Well

(HealthDay News) -- Achieving and maintaining healthy, glowing skin involve more than just keeping it clean.

Cystic Fibrosis Survival Better in Canada Than in U.S.

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with cystic fibrosis are living longer than ever, but those in Canada live nearly 10 years longer than those in the United States, a new study finds.

Skip the Antibiotics for Mild Eczema in Kids

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite widespread use, antibiotics are not an effective treatment for milder cases of the skin condition eczema in children, a new study contends.

'No One Dies Alone' Program Offers Comfort at Life's End

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of older Americans live out their final hours alone in a hospital bed.

Blood Test Might Someday Distinguish Early Depression, Schizophrenia

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's often difficult for doctors to tell the difference between depression and schizophrenia, especially early on.

Tests to Spot 'Preemie' Birth Risk Ineffective in First Pregnancies

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two tests that screen for preterm birth risk rarely spot trouble in first-time pregnancies, a new study suggests.

Too Much Screen Time May Raise Kids' Diabetes Risk

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who get too much screen time may be more likely to have risk factors that increase their chances of type 2 diabetes, new research says.

Kids Start Moving Less After Age 7, Study Finds

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents have seen their rambunctious 5-year-old age into a teen "couch potato." But a new study finds the slowdown in activity may begin long before adolescence.

Gene Variant From Africa Linked to Black Obesity

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified an Africa-specific gene variant associated with obesity.

Analysis: Millions Would Lose Health Coverage Under GOP Overhaul

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said Monday that 14 million more people would be uninsured by 2018 under the Republicans' plan for replacing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

There's Bad Buzz on Antibiotics for Honeybees

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics can increase a honeybee's risk of death, a discovery that also has implications for people, researchers say.

Parenthood an Elixir for Longevity?

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It might not feel like it some days, but having children may ultimately help you live a little longer, a new study suggests.

Is Radiation Therapy Overused in Breast Cancer Care?

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of older American women with early breast cancer may get more radiation therapy than needed, which significantly boosts medical costs, a new study indicates.

Health Highlights: March 14, 2017

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

Many With Irregular Heartbeat Not on Meds They Need: Study

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with an irregular heartbeat who suffer a stroke may not have been on medications that might have prevented their stroke, a new study suggests.

Poor Sleep in Preschool Years Could Mean Behavior Troubles Later

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers who get too little sleep may be more likely to have trouble paying attention, controlling their emotions and processing information later in childhood, a new study suggests.

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