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HealthDay News - June 07, 2017

Working Workouts Into Your Life

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Weekly fitness guidelines can seem like a laundry list of to-do's that you just can't get done -- 30 minutes of cardio at least five days, resistance training two or three times and at least two flexibility sessions.

Teen Boys Treated for Assault Often Want Mental Health Care, Too

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many teen boys treated at an ER following a violent assault also want psychological services to help them cope with the trauma, according to new research.

Health Tip: Coping With Sweaty Feet

(HealthDay News) -- If your feet are sweaty much of the time, you may have a condition called hyperhidrosis. While it's not cause for worry, you can do things to cope with excess sweating.

Health Tip: Stress-Busting Tips for Caregivers

(HealthDay News) -- When you're a caregiver, is seems like there aren't enough hours in the day to finish your tasks.

Guard Against This Little-Known Swimming Danger

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An electric shock is an often overlooked threat to swimmers, a safety expert warns.

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Safe for Baby: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant mothers, if you're taking an antidepressant it won't make your newborn cranky or at higher risk for other problems, researchers report.

More Cancers Caught in Wealthy People

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Wealthy Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with some types of cancer than poor people, a new study finds.

Do You Have 'Social Jet Lag?'

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you tend to keep to a regular sleep schedule during the week, but then turn into a late-night party animal on the weekends, you may be risking your health, new research suggests.

Study Confirms Link Between Diabetes Med and Rare But Dangerous Complication

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new class of type 2 diabetes drugs called SGLT2 inhibitors could increase the risk of a rare, life-threatening complication of the disease called ketoacidosis, a new study warns.

Even Moderate Drinking May Dull the Aging Brain

TUESDAY, June 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People who drink at even moderate levels may see some of their mental skills slip faster as they age, a new study suggests.

Excess Alcohol May Speed Muscle Loss in Older Women

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy drinking may hasten muscle loss in older women, a new study warns.

Heroin Vaccine Blocks Drug High in Tests on Monkeys

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A vaccine designed to block a heroin "high" worked in monkeys, which could open the door to human clinical trials, researchers say.

Could U.S. Election Results Be Harmful to Health?

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As politicians like to say, elections have consequences.

Health Highlights: June 7, 2017

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

Advances Against Heart Disease Haven't Reached America's Poor: Studies

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Americans have made major strides in reducing heart disease, but two new studies suggest one group -- the poor -- still lags behind.

U.S. Liver Cancer Deaths Have Doubled Since 1980s: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Liver cancer is the fastest-growing cause of cancer deaths in the United States, a new study reports.

Toddlers Who Drink Cow's Milk Alternatives May Be Shorter

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young children who drink soy, almond or other milk "alternatives" may be a bit shorter than kids who drink cow's milk, a new study suggests.

Overweight Kids Pay a Heavy Social Price

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight kids are excluded and ostracized by classmates in school more often than their thinner peers, new research indicates.

Special Brain Scans May Predict Autism in High-Risk Babies

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say a special type of MRI may someday help doctors predict which high-risk babies might develop autism in their toddler years.