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HealthDay News - May 30, 2017

1 in 4 Nursing Home Residents Has Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Multidrug-resistant bacteria, such as E. coli, can be found in more than one-quarter of people living in nursing homes, a research review finds.

Preschoolers Who Know Snack-Food Brands on Road to Obesity?

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers who recognize food brands such as Coca-Cola, M&M's, KFC and Pringles may be more likely to be obese, a new study says.

Put the Brakes on Mindless Eating

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- We've all come up with excuses for eating when we're really not hungry, like dealing with a difficult boss or a bad breakup. But what's worse is pigging out because you've got nothing better to do.

Many Teens Ride With Impaired Drivers

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of Canadian high school students admit riding in cars with drivers who've been drinking alcohol.

Health Tip: Watch for Uterine Fibroids

(HealthDay News) -- Uterine fibroids -- growths in a woman's uterus -- usually aren't cancerous. But they can trigger significant pain and discomfort.

Health Tip: Check Packaged Produce

(HealthDay News) -- Untouched canned or frozen fruit and vegetables may be just as nutritious as their fresh counterparts. But added ingredients may make them less healthy.

How to Prepare Your Teen for That First Ob-Gyn Visit

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A teen's first visit to an obstetrician-gynecologist can be intimidating, so one gynecologist offers moms some tips to help make the experience easier for daughters.

Meth Addicts' Hearts May Improve If They Quit

MONDAY, May 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Methamphetamine users who quit the drug may get a break: New research suggests it's possible to reverse heart damage with proper medical treatment.

Costs of ER Treatments a Mystery to Many Docs

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you wind up in the ER, chances are your doctors have no clue what the tests and treatments they order will cost, a new study finds.

U.S. Teen Births Hit Historic Low: CDC

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teen births continue to decline in the United States, with health officials reporting a 9 percent drop from 2013 to 2014.

Can People 'Sniff' Out Illness in Others?

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People's ability to use smell and vision to detect and avoid others who are sick is better than believed, a new study suggests.

Climate Change May Hit Cities Hardest: Study

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change may cost major cities more than double what it will in other areas due to something called the "urban heat island effect," researchers contend.

Transgender People Report More Health Problems

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Transgender adults struggle more with their health, and researchers say they can't explain away the disparity by pointing to poverty or poor lifestyle habits.

Health Highlights: May 30, 2017

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

Can a 70-Year-Old Have the Arteries of a 20-Year-Old?

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine having the clear, supple, healthy blood vessels of a 20-year-old in your 70s. It's possible, but "challenging," a new study suggests.

Does Dad Time With Infants Boost Babies' IQ?

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a new father, spending plenty of time with your baby could boost his or her mental development, a new study suggests.

Scientists Tweak Antibiotic to Boost Power Against 'Superbugs'

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Health experts have long warned about the looming health threat posed by "superbug" bacteria that can mutate to resist antibiotics.