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April 28, 2017

Health Tip: Turn Off Those Screens

(HealthDay News) -- Kids who are perched in front of the TV or computer for long periods are spending considerably less time exercising and being active.

Health Tip: How to Get Enough Vitamin D

(HealthDay News) -- Sunlight provides much-needed vitamin D, but you have to protect yourself from sun damage and skin cancer.

Guys, Take the Health Check Up a Notch

FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Though preventive wellness visits are the cornerstone of good health, a third of American men don't even have a primary care doctor.

Seniors Often Have Trouble Managing Money, Medicines

FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Have you ever wondered when it might be time to step in and help your aging parents manage their finances? Or, their ever-growing list of prescription medications?

Taking the Stairs a Better Pick-Me-Up Than Coffee

FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You'll feel more energized if you do some easy stair walking rather than drinking caffeine, a new study recommends.

Most Seniors Use Cellphones While Behind the Wheel

FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When you think of cellphones and driving, you probably picture a chatty teen behind the wheel. But new research suggests that seniors are often guilty of this dangerous practice, too.

Happy Mom Means Less Colicky Baby

FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- All babies fuss at times, but crying jags appear less likely when a new mother has strong social support or a loving, helpful partner, researchers report.

Seizure Control Eases Life for Young Adults With Epilepsy

FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults with uncomplicated epilepsy who remain seizure-free do as well as siblings without the disorder in education, employment, driving and independent living, a new study says.

Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya's Hearing Loss?

FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Spanish artist Francisco Goya's hearing loss may have been caused by the sexually transmitted infection syphilis or a rare autoimmune disorder, a researcher suggests.

Who You Are May Affect Your Diet More Than Where You Shop

FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new study challenges the view that building supermarkets in so-called "food deserts" will help more Americans eat healthier.

Kids' Sun Safety Means 'Slip, Slap, Slop'

FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children spend a lot of time outside in the summer, so parents need to stay on top of their sun protection, a skin cancer expert advises.

Type 2 Diabetes May Be Bad for Brain Health

THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Previous research has linked type 2 diabetes and memory loss. Now, new research may be closing in on some of the reasons why.

Health Highlights: April 28, 2017

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

U.S. Moves to Avert Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine

FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As a new outbreak of mosquito-borne yellow fever continues to grow in Brazil, U.S. health officials say they're taking steps to avert any shortage of vaccine travelers might need.

House Delays Vote on Obamacare Overhaul

FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Republican pledge to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act remains on hold.

Brineura Approved for Rare Genetic Illness Affecting Kids

FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Brineura (cerliponase alfa) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat a specific form of Batten Disease, a rare set of genetic disorders that typically begin in childhood between ages 2 and 4, the agency said in a news release.

Rydapt Approved for Adults With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Rydapt (midostaurin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in combination with chemotherapy, to treat adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who have a specific genetic mutation dubbed FLT3.

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