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May 31, 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.

Communication Problems Not at Root of Tantrums in Kids With Autism

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism spectrum disorders probably aren't throwing more tantrums because of a lack of ability to communicate, new research suggests.

The Whole Truth About Whole Fruits

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fresh fruits are loaded with fiber, antioxidants and other great nutrients. And studies show that eating fruit whole gives you the most of this food group's potential benefits, like helping to prevent heart disease, stroke and some types of cancer.

Health Tip: Stay Safe During Summer

(HealthDay News) -- A few basic summer safety tips can help protect your family all summer long.

Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Obesity

(HealthDay News) -- Obesity is linked to an increased risk for heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure, among other chronic diseases and conditions.

Getting Bedbugs Out of Nursing Homes, Apartment Buildings - for Good

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Preventing bedbugs in multi-unit housing is cheaper and more effective than dealing with the pests after they've settled in, a new report says.

Americans With HIV Staying on Lifesaving Meds Longer

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans with HIV are sticking with medications that turn a fatal disease into a manageable condition, a new study shows.

Mummy DNA Gives Clues to Egypt's Long History

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Modern Egyptians have more DNA from sub-Saharan Africa than mummies entombed in their country, according to the first genome data on mummies.

Obese Women May Have More Intense Hot Flashes

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's another downside for women who carry a lot of excess weight: more intense hot flashes and night sweats during menopause, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: May 31, 2017

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

Suicide Risk Is High for Psychiatric Patients Long After Discharge From Care

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New research confirms that psychiatric patients are at high risk for suicide immediately after being discharged from a mental health care facility, and that risk can remain high for years.

Nearly 4 Percent of Americans Suffer From Food Allergies

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans have had to swear off shellfish, eggs, peanuts or soy to avoid allergic reactions that can range from stomach cramps to life-threatening swelling of the airways, new research shows.

Drug Xeloda Prolongs Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A drug called Xeloda can extend the lives of some women whose breast cancer is not wiped out by standard treatment, a new clinical trial finds.

Did a 1980 Letter Help Spark the U.S. Opioid Crisis?

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Today's U.S. opioid epidemic is rooted in a 1980 letter to a medical journal that played down the potential for painkiller addiction, a new report states.

New Combo Pill Offers Hope to Hepatitis C Patients Who Fail Other Treatment

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A pill that contains three powerful antiviral drugs might offer a cure for many hepatitis C patients who have failed other treatments, researchers report.

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