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HealthDay News - April 17, 2017

Health Tip: Caring for Nail Psoriasis

(HealthDay News) -- Nail psoriasis causes pitting, discoloration and thickening of the nails.

Health Tip: Concerned About Your Child's Weight?

(HealthDay News) -- Overweight children are at risk for a number of health problems from childhood into adulthood.

New Bowel Disorder Treatments Needed, FDA Says

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's no known cause or cure for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which affects more than 15 million Americans, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Get to Know the Mediterranean Diet

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The diet followed by people who live in countries around the Mediterranean Sea has been shown to be more than just delicious. The so-called Mediterranean diet can help you limit daily calories so you can lose weight. Plus, it's a healthy long-term way of eating.

Seniors' Well-Being May Get a Boost From Green Spaces

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Green spaces in cities benefit residents of all ages. Now, British researchers say, they may also boost older people's mental well-being.

Regular Phys Ed Builds More Than Fitness

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Rules requiring regular physical education for young teens stem from "good science," researchers say.

What's the Best Seasonal Allergy Med for Your Kid?

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Choosing an over-the-counter allergy medicine for a child sounds easy enough.

Just 1 in 5 Mentally Ill Women Gets Cervical Cancer Screenings

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cervical cancer screening rates are much lower among women with severe mental illness than among other women, a new study finds.

Anxious? Distressed? You're Not Alone

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed and anxiety-ridden, and many are unable to get the help they need, a new study suggests.

Is That Your Doctor Swearing, Drinking on Facebook?

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Not even doctors are immune from inappropriate social media posts. Young doctors often have "unprofessional" or offensive content on their Facebook profiles, a new study suggests.

When Parents Get Vaccinated, Their Kids Do Too

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When parents get a flu shot, their kids are more likely to be vaccinated against not only the flu, but also other diseases, new research reveals.

Stress Buster

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Resilience is often defined as how quickly you recover from adversity. But resilient people have lots of other important qualities, too.

Pot Smoking Common Among Pregnant Teens: Survey

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adding to concerns about the harms of teenage pregnancy are new U.S. survey results that show 14 percent of teenage mothers-to-be smoke marijuana.

Health Highlights: April 17, 2017

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

Baseball Great Rod Carew Owes His Life to NFL Player's Transplanted Organs

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew received a new heart and kidney last December, he and his family had no idea who they had to thank for the lifesaving organs.

Leading Medical Groups Join March for Science on April 22

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than two dozen U.S. medical groups say they will join the March for Science on Earth Day.

Epilepsy: Another Potential Zika Threat to Babies

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Beyond its known links to birth defects and other problems, the Zika virus may also trigger cases of epilepsy in infants, warn experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.