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HealthDay News - April 13, 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.

'I'm Just Too Busy' -- Is Being Overworked the New Status Symbol?

THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Workaholism, it seems, is the new black.

Health Tip: Eating Lunch at Work

(HealthDay News) -- Eating at the job? Make sure you don't ignore food-safety rules.

Health Tip: Checking Your Child's Moles

(HealthDay News) -- If your child's mole changes frequently or otherwise looks suspicious, it's time to see a doctor.

Seniors' Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams

THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A pair of key differences in the brain may help distinguish which seniors are at risk of falling prey to financial scams, a small new study suggests.

Kids Can Pick Up Nicotine on Their Hands

THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone's heard about the dangers of secondhand smoke. Now, researchers say children can pick up nicotine on their hands "thirdhand."

Don't Let Ticks Get Under Your Skin

THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just like people, ticks get more active as the weather gets warmer. So be sure to take steps to protect yourself against picking up an eight-legged hitchhiker when you're outdoors.

It's Yoga to the Rescue for Prostate Cancer Patients

THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hold that pose: New research suggests yoga may help men deal with the side effects of prostate cancer therapy.

Kidney Disease a Big Contributor to Heart-Related Deaths: Study

THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney disease is a major cause of heart-related deaths worldwide, a new study reports.

Peripheral Vision Varies From Person to Person

THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Do you feel like you can't ever catch a ball that comes in from your left side? A bad spot in your peripheral vision may be to blame.

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.

Black Americans' Cancer Rates Differ by Birthplace

THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer rates differ between African- and U.S.-born black Americans, a new study finds.

Early Onset Hot Flashes May Signal Higher Heart Risks

THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hot flashes may be more than a troublesome nuisance for some women during menopause -- they may be a signal for increased risk of heart disease, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: April 13, 2017

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

Another Downside to Unemployment: Stroke Risk?

THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a job might increase your risk for a fatal stroke, a new study from Japan suggests.

Hockey Doesn't Seem to Hit Players' Thinking Skills: Study

THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The pounding that professional hockey players take on the ice doesn't seem to damage their thinking skills in retirement, a small study suggests.

New Meds Make Inroads Against Crohn's Disease

THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer Americans with Crohn's disease are ending up in the hospital than in the past, according to a new federal study.