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HealthDay News - April 03, 2017

Health Tip: Overcoming Dental Anxiety

(HealthDay News) -- You can minimize the fear of going to the dentist, experts say.

Health Tip: Buying Eggs

(HealthDay News) -- Before bringing home a carton of eggs, check them in the store to be sure they're safe to eat.

Guys, a Good Night's Sleep Might Save Your Life

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adequate sleep isn't a luxury; it's essential. And for men, it might even mean the difference between life and death, a preliminary study suggests.

Stress Buster

(HealthDay News) -- Stress is typically broken down into two categories: acute stress and chronic stress.

Gene Changes May Put Childhood Cancer Survivors at Risk

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many survivors of childhood cancer have mutations in cancer-associated genes, possibly increasing their risk for cancers later in life, researchers report.

Breast Cancer 'Immunotherapy' Helps Some With Tough-to-Treat Disease

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer who responded to an new immune-focused drug gained a significant survival benefit, a new study shows.

Race Plays Role in Heart, Diabetes Risk, Even at Normal Weight

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Americans of South Asian and Hispanic descent who aren't overweight may be more at risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes than normal-weight white people are, a new study finds.

Most U.S. Kids Who Die From Flu Are Unvaccinated

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The yearly flu shot could prevent most flu-related deaths among children and teenagers, a new U.S. government study estimates.

Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies From Whooping Cough

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Babies are far less likely to develop whooping cough if their mother was vaccinated while pregnant, a new study reveals.

Far Fewer Kids Are Dying Worldwide, but Gains Are Uneven

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a dramatic decline in child and teen deaths around the world since 1990, progress remains uneven, a new study shows.

Obesity in Early Pregnancy May Raise Child's Risk of Epilepsy

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids are more likely to develop childhood epilepsy -- a seizure disorder -- if their mothers were overweight or obese early in pregnancy, a new study suggests.

'Electric Cap' Might Help Fight a Deadly Brain Tumor

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A cap that zaps tumors with electrical currents may boost survival in patients with a deadly brain cancer, new research suggests.

Defect Prompts Mylan to Recall Some Epipens

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mylan, the maker of the Epipen, says it is recalling "select lots" of the device used to treat dangerous allergic reactions due to a defect that might render it "difficult to activate in an emergency."

Health Highlights: April 3, 2017

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

Can Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Lower Cancer Death Risk?

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans take low-dose aspirin every day for heart health. In doing so, they may also slightly lower their risk of dying from several cancers, a large new study suggests.

Keys to Heart Disease Care: Communication and Trust

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with heart disease may fare better when they feel they can trust and talk to their doctor, two new studies suggest.

For Firefighters, Another Danger: The Heart

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Intense heat and strain appear to put firefighters at a greater risk of heart attack, a new study finds.

As Weight Goes Up, So Does Death Risk

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who become overweight or obese have a higher risk of dying from heart disease, cancer or other illnesses, a new study suggests.