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HealthDay News - March 21, 2017

Tattoo Artists Risk Serious Pain in the Neck

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- That "ink" on your shoulder may have hurt the tattoo artist more than it hurt you.

Family History of Colon Cancer Calls for Earlier Screening

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you've got a family history of colon or rectal cancers, you probably need to start screening for these conditions before you turn 50, a cancer expert says.

Many Doctors Get Payments From Drug Companies, Study Shows

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many American doctors receive payments from drug companies, but few patients know about those financial ties, a new study finds.

Common Cold Can Be Dangerous After Bone Marrow Transplant

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The common cold can be deadly for patients recovering from bone marrow transplants, a new study warns.

Health Tip: Managing Metabolic Syndrome

(HealthDay News) -- Metabolic syndrome is a collection of factors that boost your risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Health Tip: Slow Down When You're Stressed

(HealthDay News) -- Rushing through your day can trigger or worsen stress, but slowing down and breathing deeply can help you get through what's challenging you.

Gunshot Wounds Cost U.S. Hospitals Nearly $7 Billion Over 9 Years

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital care for gunshot wounds cost the United States about $6.6 billion over a nine-year period, and total costs are likely much higher, researchers report.

Avoid Unsightly Fungal Toenail Infections

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fungal nail infections, though unsightly, are generally painless and can often be prevented, a skin and nail specialist says.

Obesity in Youth Tied to Higher Odds for Liver Cancer in Men

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight and obese young men are at increased risk for serious liver disease or liver cancer later in life, and those with diabetes have an even higher risk, a new study warns.

Do Energy Drinks + Booze = More Injuries?

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mixing caffeine-loaded energy drinks and booze could be a recipe for trouble. That's the word from a new study that says the popular party duo ups the odds someone will get hurt.

TV Ads Help Drive Testosterone Supplement Sales

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- TV ads have helped spur a boom in testosterone treatments, convincing many men that they need hormone replacement therapy, a new study suggests.

No Evidence Fish Oil in Pregnancy Makes for Brainier Kids

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Popping prenatal supplements that contain fish oil won't make your child any smarter, a new study suggests.

A Warming Planet Might Mean More Diabetes

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The effects of climate change are far-reaching, but new research suggests a surprising linkage to a warming Earth -- more cases of type 2 diabetes.

Health Highlights: March 21, 2017

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

Prostate Cancer Treatments Have Varying Side Effects, Study Shows

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The long-term side effects of different prostate cancer treatments vary -- and knowing that may help men decide which one is right for them.

Autism Greatly Boosts Kids' Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism are at extremely high risk of drowning compared to other kids, a new study reveals.