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April 12, 2017

Could a Clinical Trial Help Your Child?

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If a doctor suggests your child enroll in a clinical trial, you'll undoubtedly have questions.

Health Tip: When to Worry About Neck Pain

(HealthDay News) -- Neck pain may be caused by an injury or the slow degeneration of discs between the vertebrae. So, when should you see a doctor?

Health Tip: Teaching Your Child Table Manners

(HealthDay News) -- Regular family meals offer a chance to eat healthy foods and practice good table manners.

Chemicals Found in Many U.S. Streams: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The mixture of pollutants in many U.S. streams are more complicated and potentially more dangerous than previously thought, a new study suggests.

Not All Mosquitoes Need Standing Water to Breed: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The standard wisdom on curbing mosquitoes is to eliminate pools of standing water where they might breed.

Exercisers May Have Better Shot of Surviving Heart Attack

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Maybe this will be the news that finally jolts you off the couch and into an exercise program.

More Climate-Fueled Wildfires May Lie Ahead

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change will fuel extreme wildfires across the globe in coming decades, including the western United States, scientists predict.

Is 'Desktop Medicine' Chipping Away at Patient Care?

TUESDAY, April 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians spend roughly as many hours on computer work as they do meeting with patients, a new study reveals.

Scientists Extend Lives of Mice With ALS

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A recent discovery in mice might one day lead to a new approach for treating people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), researchers report.

Americans Are Spending Billions Nipping and Tucking

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Are Americans actually tryingto keep up with the Kardashians -- the celebrity family focused on looking good?

Trans Fat Bans May Have Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Rate

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Could the contents of your cupcake affect your heart attack risk?

Diabetes Continues Its Relentless Rise

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies on diabetes deliver good and bad news, but the overall message is that the blood sugar disease remains a formidable public health burden.

A Healthier Weight May Mean Fewer Migraines

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Your weight just might influence your risk of migraine headaches, a new review finds.

Health Highlights: April 12, 2017

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

Do Marathons' Road Closures Lead to More Local Deaths?

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When a marathon shuts down city streets, it's more than an inconvenience: Nearby residents appear more likely to die from heart attack and cardiac arrest, a new study finds.

1st Drug for Tardive Dyskinesia Approved

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Ingrezza (valbenazine), the first drug to treat adults with the neurological disorder tardive dyskinesia, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA Warns Against Bogus Autism 'Cures'

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Don't fall for products claiming to cure autism, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

Many Opioid Addictions Surface After Surgery, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some surgery patients prescribed opioids for post-operative pain relief may face a high risk for developing a long-term opioid addiction, new research warns.

Misunderstood Gene Tests May Lead to Unnecessary Mastectomies

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Close to half of breast cancer patients who chose to have a double mastectomy after genetic testing didn't actually have the gene mutations known to raise the risk of additional cancers, a new survey found.

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