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May 18, 2017

Suicide by Insulin?

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Insulin typically saves the lives of those with diabetes, but it can also be a way for some people to kill themselves, a new review warns.

How Much Water Do You Really Need?

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You might have heard that drinking 8 glasses of water a day has health benefits that range from weight loss to brighter skin. You might also have heard that's a myth. In fact, there are no national health guidelines on how much water you should be drinking.

Health Tip: Keep Your Sheets Clean

(HealthDay News) -- Clean sheets may smell better than those you've been sleeping on for a while, and they may be better for your health.

Health Tip: Avoiding Processed Foods

(HealthDay News) -- Processed foods often contain lots of fat, salt and other preservatives that make them considerably less healthy.

Was It Love at First Smell?

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Beauty isn't always in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes, it's in the ears or nose of the beholder, too.

Another Step Toward Ebola Protection

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- On the heels of concerns about a new Ebola outbreak in Africa, scientists say they've discovered the first human antibodies effective against all major Ebola viruses.

Charlie Sheen's 2015 HIV Disclosure Spiked Use of Home Test Kits

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Soon after actor Charlie Sheen revealed his HIV-positive status back in late 2015, rates of at-home testing for the virus shot up to record levels, a new report shows.

Brain Scans Spot Where Fear and Anxiety Live

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have found where fear and anxiety reside in the brain.

Fruits, Veggies May Benefit Your Legs, Too

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables may help keep your leg arteries free of blockages, a new study suggests.

Drink Water, Fight Fat?

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you choose a glass of water instead of a beer or a sugar-sweetened soda at least once a day, you can reduce your risk of obesity, a new study claims.

Too Many Americans Still Go Without Cancer Screenings

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans still don't get lifesaving cancer screenings because they are uninsured, a new report reveals.

Century-Old Technique May Help Infertile Couples Conceive Without IVF

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A 100-year-old medical treatment could help infertile women get pregnant without undergoing pricey in vitro fertilization (IVF), a new study suggests.

More Cancers Caught Early Since Obamacare

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More cancers have been spotted in their early stages since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became the law of the land, new research finds.

Chemo Drug May Buy Time for Those With Bile Duct Cancer

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The chemotherapy drug Xeloda may prolong survival in those struck by a type of digestive system cancer, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: May 18, 2017

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

More U.S. Women Living Longer With Advanced Breast Cancer

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. women living with the most advanced stage of breast cancer has been rising since the 1990s, a new study finds.

Kalydeco Approval Widened for More Types of Cystic Fibrosis

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has expanded approval for the cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco (ivacaftor) to include 33 mutations of the disease, up from the previous 10 mutations.

The Water's Not Fine: U.S. Pool-Linked Infection Doubles in 2 Years

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Families seeking to cool off don't expect to pick up a nasty infection. Yet, outbreaks of a diarrhea-causing parasitic infection have doubled in recent years at swimming pools and water playgrounds in the United States, health officials warn.

HPV Vaccine May Also Prevent Cancers Affecting Men

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The same vaccine that cuts the risk of cervical cancer in women might also lower the chances of head and neck cancers in men, new research suggests.

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