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May 11, 2017

Stop Sabotaging Your Diet

THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You could be standing in the way of your own weight loss, eating more calories than you realize. Here's how to keep your head in the game.

Allergies Getting Worse? Blame Climate Change

THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're sniffling and sneezing a lot more lately, you're hardly alone. Climate change is making seasonal allergies worse, an expert says.

Health Tip: Managing Meals With Gastroparesis

(HealthDay News) -- Gastroparesis occurs when food in the stomach empties more slowly than it's supposed to. It's more common in people with diabetes.

Health Tip: Create a Spring Weather Kit

(HealthDay News) -- From tornadoes to thunderstorms to floods, spring weather can be unpredictable. Be prepared with a kit of essential emergency supplies.

New Hepatitis C Treatments More Effective, Tolerable: FDA

THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hepatitis C can be cured in about three months, allowing people with the viral disease to live longer, healthier lives, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says.

A 2nd Life for Risky Kidney Transplants?

THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Philadelphia doctors say they cleared hepatitis C infections in 10 patients who received kidneys from deceased donors who had the virus.

Humans Do Just Fine When Sniffing Out Smells

THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Humans no longer need to have an inferiority complex about their sense of smell, new research suggests.

Coming This Summer: More Ticks and a Deadly New Tick-Borne Disease

THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have a double-shot of bad news about ticks: There's a new, and potentially fatal, tick-borne illness called Powassan, and this summer looks like it might be one of the worst on record for an increase in the tick population.

Life Expectancy With HIV Nears Normal With Treatment

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults with HIV who get treatment are living longer in North America and Europe, a new study finds.

Ransom-Seeking Hackers Targeting Hospital Data

THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hackers are increasingly targeting hospitals, using viruses to lock their computer systems and hold sensitive medical data and other files hostage, according to a doctor in Great Britain.

Treat Autism Even Before Symptoms Show?

THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Treating emerging signs of autism in young babies who are at high risk for the disorder helped improve their attention, language, communication and social skills, preliminary research shows.

Program Helps Young Adults With Autism Find Jobs

THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When kids with autism graduate high school, they may need adult services to help them find a job or live on their own. And parents may need a helping hand in navigating the new and confusing system, researchers say.

Blood Vessel-Clearing Procedure Riskier on Weekends: Study

THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Although you often don't have a choice of when you get the heart procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), new research suggests that having it done over the weekend may be more risky.

New Guidelines Say No to Most 'Keyhole' Knee Surgeries

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- "Keyhole" arthroscopic surgery should rarely be used to repair arthritic knee joints, a panel of international experts says in new clinical guidelines.

People With Pre-Existing Health Issues Fear Repeal-and-Replace Bill

THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Maureen Murphy believes she has much to lose if Republicans in Congress pass a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Health Highlights: May 11, 2017

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

High Rates of Hepatitis C in Pregnancy Mirror Opioid Epidemic: CDC

THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Chalk up another potential consequence of the U.S. opioid epidemic: The prevalence of hepatitis C infections among pregnant women nearly doubled between 2009 and 2014, U.S. health officials report.

Fewer U.S. High School Students Drink, CDC Finds

THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking among U.S. high school students has plummeted in recent years, a new government report shows.

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