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HealthDay News - April 10, 2017

Health Tip: Transitioning Toddlers to One Nap

(HealthDay News) -- Toddlers often shift from two daily naps to one sometime between their first and second birthday.

Health Tip: Skate Safely

(HealthDay News) -- In-line skating is a popular, fun way to exercise. But as with any activity, you should follow certain safety precautions.

Past Psychiatric Ills Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having a mental health disorder doesn't mean a person will develop Alzheimer's disease later in like, a new study suggests.

When Families Lack Insurance, Kids' Dental Woes Rise

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- American children without dental insurance are far less likely to receive necessary care for their teeth than kids with coverage, a new survey finds.

Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's patients given sedatives such as Valium or Xanax may have an increased risk for pneumonia, a new study warns.

Obesity May Make Rheumatoid Arthritis Tough to Spot, Track

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Blood tests to diagnose and monitor rheumatoid arthritis may be thrown off by obesity in women, a new study suggests.

These 5 Life Skills Can Boost Your Odds of Well-Being

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Emotional stability, determination, control, optimism and conscientiousness: all important "life skills" that can raise your prospects for a happy, healthy life.

Stress Buster

(HealthDay News) -- Do you come home from a stressful day at work and reach for a bag of chips, a pint of ice cream or a handful of cookies?

Muppet With Autism Makes Her 'Sesame Street' Debut

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A half-century into its run as an iconic staple of children's television, "Sesame Street" will introduce a character with autism to its world-famous neighborhood.

Club Drug 'Poppers' May Pose Eye Dangers

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For decades, use of the inhaled, legal high known as "poppers" has been common in dance clubs. But new research suggests the drug might pose a danger to club-goers' vision.

Race May Play Role in Obese Teens' Blood Pressure

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Obese teenagers are at increased risk of high blood pressure, but the effects of those extra pounds may vary by race and ethnicity, a new study suggests.

Botox May Help Ease 'Burning Mouth' Syndrome

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Botox, long used to smooth wrinkles, may come to the rescue for people with a painful condition called burning mouth syndrome.

Mammogram Guidelines Have Changed, But Are Doctors Listening?

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Four of five doctors still recommend annual mammograms for women in their early 40s, despite guideline changes that have pushed back the age for yearly breast cancer screening, a new survey shows.

Don't Bank on Heart-Rate Accuracy From Your Activity Tracker

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Wrist-worn activity trackers such as Fitbit don't reliably assess heart rate, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: April 10, 2017

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

Bedbugs Building Resistance to More Insecticides

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The bedbugs are winning.

More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Strokes are typically associated with the elderly, but new research suggests that strokes are increasingly happening to Americans under 65.

The Grayer His Hair, the Higher His Heart Risk?

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Beyond signaling the march of time, gray hair may also point to a higher risk of heart disease for men, new research suggests.

Taller, Bigger Women May Face Irregular Heartbeat Risk

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Big or tall women are nearly three times as likely to develop the dangerous irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation as smaller women, a preliminary study says.