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HealthDay News - April 06, 2017

Family History May Magnify Your Hangover

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say people with a family history of alcoholism seem to recall the misery of a hangover more than other people do, even though their hangovers probably aren't any worse.

Health Tip: Is Your Child Sleeping Enough?

(HealthDay News) -- Parents often wonder if children are getting enough sleep. A simple way to gauge the issue is to watch your child's behavior.

Health Tip: Asthma and Air Pollution

(HealthDay News) -- Air pollution makes the air unhealthy -- a particularly serious problem for people with asthma.

Men More Prone to Severe Psoriasis: Study

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Severe psoriasis is much more common in men than women, a new study from Sweden reports.

'Right-to-Try' Laws: A Patient's Best Last Chance or False Hope?

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Trump administration may have failed in its initial effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but some activists hope White House support will prove valuable in changing another piece of federal health care policy.

For Some, Too Much Sweat Takes Emotional Toll

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Don't sweat the small stuff. That's sound advice for most -- but not if you're one of the 7 million Americans diagnosed with hyperhidrosis.

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."

'Surprise' Designer Drugs Detected in NYC Hair Samples

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young adult party-goers in New York City are using dangerous new designer drugs, often without knowing it, researchers warn.

Droughts Tied to Climate Change Could Bring Health Risks for Seniors

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Severe drought can put older people at added risk of heart and lung illness -- and even death, a new study finds.

A Surprising Culprit Behind Celiac Disease?

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A typically harmless type of virus might sometimes trigger celiac disease, a new study suggests.

Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds?

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure and high cholesterol are known risk factors for heart attacks and strokes, but it's unclear who needs medication to help manage these conditions, a new report suggests.

Skin's Bacterial 'Balance' May Help Trigger Acne

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An unbalanced population of bacteria on the skin may play a major role in acne, according to a new, small study.

4 in 10 U.S. Adults Under 60 Carry HPV

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of American men and women under 60 are infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV), putting them at risk for certain cancers, federal health officials reported Thursday.

Can Smog Raise Breast Cancer Risk?

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who live where the air is thick with pollutants may be more likely to have dense breasts, a known risk factor for breast cancer, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: April 6, 2017

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

Fewer Than 1,000 Used Oregon's Right-to-Die Law by 2015

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Oregon's Death with Dignity Act allows terminally ill patients to end their own lives. But over almost two decades, relatively few patients have done so, a new study reveals.

When Do Plumped-Up Lips Become 'Too Much'?

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's easy to tell when someone's gotten a bad lip enhancement -- their puffy lips just don't look natural.

FDA OKs 1st At-Home Genetic Tests for 10 Disorders

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first home genetic tests for 10 health risks, including Parkinson's disease and late-onset Alzheimer's.

FDA Approves 1st Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Risk Tests

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first direct-to-consumer genetic health risk tests.

Syphilis Rates Spike Among U.S. Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Syphilis rates among gay and bisexual men have skyrocketed in the past two decades, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.