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May 26, 2017

5 Food Groups to Jump-Start Nutrition

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans still don't eat enough nutrient-rich foods from key groups including vegetables, fruits, whole grains and low-fat dairy, according to federal health statistics.

Depression Often a Precursor to Falls in Elderly People

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Depression appears to raise the risk of falls in elderly people, but the proper dose of psychiatric medication may eliminate that risk, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Exercise Your Brain Every Day

(HealthDay News) -- Challenging your brain helps keep you sharp and preserve memory as you age. So just as you exercise your body, take time to exercise your brain.

Health Tip: Is Your Backyard Safe?

(HealthDay News) -- Want to make playtime safer for your children? Look no further than your own backyard.

Adults Who Love Exercise May Gain 9 'Biological' Years

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Could regular, strenuous exercise be a "fountain of youth"? New research suggests it could be -- for your cells, at least.

One Man's Trash Is Another's Fiber

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Wasted food results in a huge loss of important nutrients for Americans, new research contends.

Bystander CPR Helps Save Brain Function After Near-Drowning

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Near-drowning victims are more likely to recover with good brain function if bystanders immediately begin chest compressions rather than wait for emergency personnel to arrive, researchers report.

Hospital 'Baby Boxes' May Help Prevent SIDS in Newborns

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Child care experts say it's dangerous for infants to sleep in the same bed with their parents. Now, researchers report that "baby boxes" and parent education can help reduce the unsafe practice.

Promising Results for Drug to Fight Arthritis Linked to Psoriasis

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug might help ease the pain and disability of a form of arthritis often linked to psoriasis.

Scientists Report Progress on Genetic Test for Anal Cancer

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new genetic test may detect anal cancer, a disease that's become more common in women, gay and bisexual men, and people with HIV.

Diesel Pollution May Damage the Heart

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Pollution from diesel engines may cause heart damage, a British study suggests.

Gut Bacteria Changes After Some Weight-Loss Surgeries

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A type of weight-loss surgery -- called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass -- triggers major changes in the microbial population of the digestive tract, a new study finds.

Could a Century-Old Drug Help Ease Autism Symptoms?

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A drug first used in the early 1900s to treat sleeping sickness has shown promise in an early trial as a potential treatment for autism.

Health Highlights: May 26, 2017

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

Warming Climate, More Sleepless Nights?

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The rising nighttime temperatures that come with climate change could mean poorer sleep for millions, a new study suggests.

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