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HealthDay News - April 25, 2017

Health Tip: Eat for the Right Reasons

(HealthDay News) -- You should eat when you're hungry, not out of boredom or stress, experts say.

Health Tip: Prepare for a Tornado

(HealthDay News) -- When the weather service announces a local tornado warning, your family should have a plan to stay safe.

Some Surprising Sources of Germs

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You might think of public restrooms as scary breeding grounds for germs, but two everyday items can spread colds and the flu as fast as a bathroom doorknob.

Artificial Intelligence May Help Combat TB in Remote Regions

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It may be possible to use artificial intelligence to diagnose tuberculosis in people who live in developing nations, a new study suggests.

Early Treatment Equals Better Results for Rheumatoid Arthritis

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Treating rheumatoid arthritis early may make for better outcomes, a new study suggests.

Seizure Control Key to Avoiding Sudden Death With Epilepsy

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In rare cases, seizures that cause convulsions and a loss of consciousness can raise the odds of sudden death in people with epilepsy, neurologists warn.

Routine Tests Urged for Pregnancy Complication Preeclampsia

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should screen all pregnant women for preeclampsia, a serious complication tied to high blood pressure, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Obesity Quadruples Kids' Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Close to 13 million American children and teens are obese, and new research shows they may be four times more likely than kids with a healthy weight to develop type 2 diabetes by age 25.

Mid-Life Exercise Could Jog Your Memory

MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Can a new exercise regimen boost your brain health if you're over 50?

Are You Raising an 'Emotional Eater'?

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Soothing your kids with food may stop the tears in the short-term. But researchers warn it can lead to unhealthy eating patterns long-term.

Puberty's Onset May Depend on DNA

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of new genes tied to the start of puberty have been identified.

Ick! Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Dangerous Bugs

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Snot, phlegm and other forms of mucus may not be everyone's favorite subject, but scientists say synthetic mucus might help save lives.

'Mindfulness' Probably Won't Cure Your Back Pain: Study

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Proponents of mindfulness-based stress reduction claim it can improve relationships, mental health, weight and more. But, one complaint it's unlikely to fix is lower back pain, researchers now say.

Is a Low-Salt Diet Always Healthy?

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Steering clear of salty foods might not be as helpful for your heart health as previously thought, a new study claims.

Health Highlights: April 25, 2017

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

Delay a Needed Colonoscopy at Your Own Risk

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People who wait too long to get a colonoscopy after a "positive" screening test for colon cancer may face a heightened risk of the disease, a new study finds.

Blood Test May Gauge Death Risk After Surgery

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A highly sensitive blood test can identify patients with a raised risk of death in the month after surgery, a large study suggests.

Opioid-Related Deaths Might Be Underestimated: CDC

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- America's prescription drug abuse epidemic may be even more deadly than expected, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests.

FDA Warns 14 Companies on Bogus Cancer 'Cures'

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday posted warning letters to 14 companies that are selling more than 65 fake cancer treatments.