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HealthDay News - April 26, 2017

Health Tip: When Kids Feel Anxious

(HealthDay News) -- A young child may become anxious if there isn't enough playtime during the day. Being pushed beyond one's comfort limits is another common reason for anxiety.

Health Tip: Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices

(HealthDay News) -- Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices constantly track your blood sugar levels to help you manage diabetes.

Exercise Guidelines: How Much Is Enough?

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to exercise, even a modest investment can pay off big time in terms of your health.

Could an Ice Bag to the Face Be Life-Saver for Trauma Patients?

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cooling the face of an accident victim who has lost a lot of blood may help prevent a life-threatening drop in blood pressure, according to preliminary research.

Women More Sensitive to Metal Joint Implants Than Men: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- One reason women are more likely than men to have complications after hip or knee replacement surgery may be because they're more sensitive to the metals in joint implants, a new study suggests.

Are Kids' Vaccines a Victim of Their Own Success?

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccines prevent serious infections so effectively that many parents mistakenly believe the diseases are no longer a threat in the United States, a pediatrician warns.

After Wisdom Tooth Removal, Watch Out for 'Dry Socket'

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When you have a wisdom tooth removed, the pain should quickly recede from memory. But some people develop a painful complication known as dry socket.

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.

Grieving Friends Often Find Support Online

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When one person in a circle of friends dies, the others get closer, a new study finds.

Study Says Blood-Chromosome Test Predicts Lung Cancer's Return

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Unstable chromosomes within lung cancer tumors increase the risk that the cancer will return after surgery, researchers report.

Genes May Govern Your Risk for PTSD

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Surviving trauma such as assault, rape or wartime combat can leave a person emotionally devastated. Now, new research suggests your genes may help determine whether you go on to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children given an organ transplant have a substantially higher risk of developing cancer -- in some cases up to 200 times higher -- than the general population, a new study finds.

Women Fare Poorly With Aortic Aneurysm: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women with abdominal aortic aneurysms have far worse outcomes than men, and their treatment needs to be dramatically improved, British researchers report.

Health Highlights: April 26, 2017

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

Parkinson's Disease May Originate in Gut, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests additional evidence that Parkinson's disease may originate in the gut.

Higher Illicit Pot Use in States That OK Medical Marijuana: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An unintended byproduct of medical marijuana laws could be a sharper increase in illicit pot use, a new U.S. study reports.

Oktoberfest Study Links Boozing to Heart Woes

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking heavily over a short period of time can significantly boost the risk of an abnormal heart rhythm, even in healthy people, new German research suggests.

Energy Drinks May Give the Heart an Unhealthy Jolt

WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The surge from energy drinks can cause unhealthy changes in your heart rhythm and blood pressure that don't occur with other caffeinated beverages, a small new trial suggests.