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HealthDay News - May 01, 2017

Get Out There and Exercise

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone's made excuses for skipping exercise. It's too cold outside, you're too busy or you're just too tired to get out of bed.

Health Tip: Parents, Set Rules About Driving for Teens

(HealthDay News) -- Teens need to stay focused and alert behind the wheel, and it's a parent's job to make sure teen drivers know the rules.

Health Tip: Smart Swaps at Mealtime

(HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating doesn't have to mean depriving yourself, but it does mean making smarter choices.

Thunderstorms Can Trigger Asthma Flares, Study Finds

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Rain often helps people with allergies or allergic asthma by bringing pollen to the ground. But a new study says that's not necessarily the case with thunderstorms, which may actually trigger asthma outbreaks.

More Active Kids Could Save U.S. Billions in Health Costs: Study

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Here's another reason to get your kids up and moving: Just a slight increase in American children's physical activity could save tens of billions of dollars in medical costs and lost wages, new research suggests.

California Handgun Sales Spiked After 2 Mass Shootings

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sales of handguns in California soared after two of the highest-profile mass shootings in the United States, a new study reveals.

Exercise and Vitamin D: A Heart-Healthy Combo

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of exercise and sufficient vitamin D levels may reduce the risk of serious heart problems more than either one alone, a new study suggests.

Some Antibiotics Linked to Miscarriage Risk

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Taking certain types of antibiotics during pregnancy may boost the risk of miscarriage, a large study suggests.

U.S. Toddlers Eat More French Fries Than Vegetables

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- American toddlers are more likely to eat french fries than green vegetables on any given day, according to a new national survey on children's eating habits.

Are Bullies Getting Run Out of U.S. Schools?

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The long-feared, lunch-money-stealing schoolyard bully may soon be a thing of the past, a new analysis suggests.

Low-Dose Aspirin May Lower Risk for Common Breast Cancer by 20 Percent

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Score yet another point for low-dose aspirin: Regularly taking "baby" aspirin appears to protect women from the most common type of breast cancer, new research suggests.

1 in 3 Americans May Have Had Warning Stroke Without Knowing It

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Is it possible to have a small stroke and not even realize it?

Drinking Boosts Breast Cancer Risk for Black Women, Too

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Tipping back seven or more alcoholic drinks a week appears to raise a black woman's risk of breast cancer, new research says.

Health Highlights: May 1, 2017

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

Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It may not come as a surprise, but a new study suggests that people who reach middle age in good heart health can look forward to a longer, healthier life.

Could Fasting Every Other Day Help You Lose More Weight?

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As much as you might hate the daily restrictions of a conventional diet, a new study shows that fasting one day and eating what you want the next may not be a better way to lose weight.

Psychiatric Scars of Wartime Brain Injury May Linger for Years

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News ) -- Brain injuries suffered during wartime exposure to an explosive device often leave psychiatric troubles that can last years, new research shows.

Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era School Lunch Rules

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Trump administration announced on Monday that it will ease the requirements for healthy school lunch programs spearheaded by former First Lady Michelle Obama.