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March 20, 2017
Welcome Spring and Still Survive Your Allergies
SUNDAY, March 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you have seasonal allergies, the arrival of spring on Monday is probably less about warmth and flowers and more about itchy eyes and congestion.
Health Tip: Living With Social Phobia
(HealthDay News) -- It's common to get a bit anxious before a big event, but someone with social phobia gets extremely nervous about a job interview, reunion or giving a speech.
Health Tip: Slipping Back Into Sleep
(HealthDay News) -- Whether it's a child, a strange noise plain or insomnia that wakes you up at night, it can be difficult to get back to sleep.
Guidelines May Miss Need for Statins in Many U.S. Blacks
SATURDAY, March 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. medical organizations have conflicting guidelines on the use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs in blacks, a new study finds.
Social Struggles Linger for Many Young Cancer Survivors
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many teen and young adult cancer survivors face social struggles, a new study finds.
Blood Test May Spot Lung Cancer's Return, Even Before Scans
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test can detect the return of lung cancer months before CT and PET scans, a new study suggests.
(HealthDay News) -- Ever wonder why environmental sounds are so relaxing? Just getting outside in nature has been shown to be therapeutic.
Shorter Winter, Longer Spring?
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Spring is officially here, and the world around you is transitioning from winter to warmer weather.
U.S. Sees Big Drop in Number of Babies Born With HIV
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of infants born with HIV in the United States has dropped dramatically over the past two decades, a new study shows.
Fewer U.S. Kids Overdosing on Opioids
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. kids who overdose on prescription painkillers each year may be declining -- but the incidents remain a major public health problem, new research says.
Drugs for Prostate Trouble, Balding Not Linked to Suicide Risk
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs used to treat enlarged prostate and male pattern baldness may raise an older man's risk of depression and self-harm, but not their risk of suicide, a new study finds.
Spring-Clean Your Medicine Cabinet to Safeguard Your Kids
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When you learn that just 1 in 5 Americans locks up prescription drugs, it's not surprising to hear that thousands of children are treated for accidental medication overdoses each year.
1 in 4 Teens Exposed to Secondhand E-Cig Vapors: Report
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- One-quarter of U.S. middle and high school students say they've been exposed to potentially dangerous secondhand e-cigarette vapors, a federal government study shows.
Pradaxa Beats Warfarin After Heart Rhythm Procedure: Study
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients undergoing a surgical procedure to treat an irregular heartbeat are less likely to suffer problematic bleeding when given the blood thinner Pradaxa rather than warfarin, a new study finds.
Parents Don't Always Head to Child's Doctor When Illness Strikes
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many American parents don't count on getting a same-day appointment with their child's doctor and turn to other health care options when their kids are suddenly sick, a new survey finds.
ATMs, Coffee Shops Ideal Spots for Heart Defibrillators
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- ATMs and coffee shops may be among the best spots to place lifesaving defibrillators, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: March 20, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
New Hepatitis C Drugs Might Eliminate the Disease
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Newer treatments for hepatitis C appear to eliminate the virus in the vast majority of those taking oral antiviral medications, raising the hope that this disease might someday be eradicated in the United States.
Steroid Shots Offer No Long-Term Relief for Low-Back Pain
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic lower back pain affects millions of Americans. Many try steroid injections to ease their discomfort, but researchers now say this remedy provides only short-term relief.
Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Won't Curb Men's Dementia Risk
MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A daily dose of vitamin E or selenium supplements won't keep dementia at bay in older men, new research reveals.
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