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HealthDay News - May 19, 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.

Yoga, Meditation May Ease Some Breast Cancer Symptoms

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer can come with a lot of anxiety, depression and other symptoms that affect quality of life. But mind-body therapies, such as yoga or meditation, may help ease these troubling concerns, a new study suggests.

Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As great as smartphones are, you can get too attached to the gadgets.

Health Tip: Your Diet as You Age

(HealthDay News) -- As you age, it's important to make sure your body is getting all the nutrients it needs.

Health Tip: Avoid Tight Shoes

(HealthDay News) -- Fashion can be stylish without being uncomfortable. Shoes that are too tight can actually injure your feet.

Poverty Could Make Lupus Even Worse

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Poverty and race are tied to the health of lupus patients in the United States, according to two new studies.

Women Aren't Better at Reading People's Faces After All

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to spotting a familiar face, men are just as gifted as women, a new study suggests.

Dying Patients Often Given Medicines That Won't Help Them

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As older people approach the end of life, many are being prescribed drugs of questionable benefit, a new study finds.

Study Refutes Viagra-Melanoma Link

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some good news for sexually active older men: Viagra and related erectile dysfunction drugs do not increase the risk of deadly melanoma skin cancer, researchers report.

Mechanical Heart Valve Noise May Mean Sleepless Nights

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 1 in 4 people with a mechanical heart valve says the noise it makes disrupts their sleep, a new study finds.

More Fruits and Veggies Can Slash Obesity Odds

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eating lots of fruits and vegetables doesn't only boost your health, it can cut your risk of packing on extra pounds by almost half, researchers report.

ERs May Need to Rethink Opioid Prescription Practices

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People in U.S. emergency rooms may receive unnecessary opioid painkiller prescriptions for minor injuries such as a sprained ankle, a new study finds.

1 in 5 U.S. Cancers Is 'Rare'

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Rare cancers account for one in five cancers diagnosed in the United States, presenting special challenges to doctors and patients, a new study shows.

Zika Mosquito Can Transmit Other Viruses, Too

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The mosquito species that's the main carrier of the Zika virus might also transmit two other viruses -- chikungunya and dengue -- in a single bite, researchers report.

Overweight Boys Face Higher Colon Cancer Risk as Adults

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight boys may be more likely to develop colon cancer later in life, but losing weight might lower that risk, Danish researchers say.

Health Highlights: May 19, 2017

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

Heavy Kids Face Triple the Odds for Depression in Adulthood

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As if it isn't tough enough being an overweight kid, a new study shows it could have long-lasting repercussions for psychological health, too.

Could Cancer Drug Gleevec Help With Severe Asthma?

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A leukemia drug might also effectively treat severe asthma, a small-scale clinical trial suggests.