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HealthDay News - May 09, 2017

7 Common Exercise Errors

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Are you sabotaging your exercise goals? Avoid these common mistakes.

Health Tip: Applying Eye Drops

(HealthDay News) -- Applying eye drops without the excess trickling down your face can be tricky.

Health Tip: Driving an Unfamiliar Route

(HealthDay News) -- Driving in unfamiliar territory triggers distractions that may take your mind off of road safety.

Vitamin D Fails the Asthma Test

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements aren't likely to reduce the risk of asthma, allergies or the skin condition eczema in children or adults, a new study finds.

No Routine Screening for Thyroid Cancer: Expert Panel

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors shouldn't routinely screen adults for thyroid cancer if they have no symptoms or warning signs of the disease, according to the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF).

Poverty May Be More Stressful for Women Than Men

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women are more likely to be anxious when they live in a poor community than in a more affluent one, a new British study suggests. But researchers say the same isn't true for men.

Climate Change Could Be Catastrophic for Mobile Homes: Study

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change could be risky for mobile home owners, new research suggests.

Thin People Not More Prone to Alzheimer's, Study Finds

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A study of nearly 100,000 people overturns the notion that being thin somehow raises a person's odds for Alzheimer's disease.

Testosterone May Protect Men From Allergic Asthma

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone -- the male sex hormone -- may be the reason why so many more women have asthma than men, new research suggests.

A Movie Instead of Anesthesia for Kids' Radiation Therapy

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For children with cancer, watching movies during radiation therapy might eliminate their need for general anesthesia, a new study suggests.

Expired EpiPens May Still Help Save a Life: Study

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- EpiPens -- devices used to rescue people during a severe allergic reaction -- can remain effective years after their expiration date, a new study reports.

Health Highlights: May 9, 2017

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

Energy Drinks May Make Rare Heart Condition More Dangerous

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Energy drinks can be deadly for people with a certain genetic heart condition, a small study warns.

Common Painkillers Tied to Slight Rise in Heart Attack Risk

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Commonly used painkillers such as Motrin, Advil and Aleve might increase your risk for heart attack, even in the first week of use, a new study suggests.

Wives, Daughters Shoulder Most of Alzheimer's Care Burden

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to the daily care of Americans with dementia, most of the responsibility is still falling on family members, according to a new report.

Zika Risk May Be Lower Than Thought for Some Pregnant Women

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. women traveling to areas where the Zika virus is circulating might be less likely to be infected than expected, but risk remains, a new study suggests.

Do You Overeat? Your Brain Wiring May Be Why

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new brain scan study suggests that people whose brains are wired to produce a more muted response to food may ultimately compensate by eating more, thereby raising their risk for obesity.