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HealthDay News - July 07, 2017

Exercising Safely With Diabetes

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise is a powerful tool for managing diabetes.

Health Tip: Do I Need a Zika Test?

(HealthDay News) -- Zika is a viral disease contracted from an infected mosquito.

Health Tip: Enjoy a Vegetarian Meal

(HealthDay News) -- Thinking of grilling dinner tonight? Meat and other animal products don't haveto be on the menu.

Keep Legionnaire's Disease From Spoiling Your Vacation

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- After multiple Legionnaire's disease cases in New York City were reported this month, a global health expert is warning vacationers that summer is prime time for the disease.

Seniors' Lungs Can Tackle Exercise

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) If seniors want to start a vigorous exercise program, there's a good chance their lungs can keep up with the extra demand, a new study finds.

Dying May Not Be as Awful an Experience as You Think

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Does the very idea of death worry and frighten you? There may be reassurance from a new study that finds those fears might be exaggerated.

Recurring Intestinal Infections on the Rise in U.S.: Study

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Recurring Clostridium difficileintestinal infections are rising sharply in the United States, researchers warn.

Shortage of Bee, Wasp Venom Stings Those With Allergies

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A shortage of honeybee, wasp and hornet venom extract has allergists concerned.

2 of 3 Americans Don't Have 'Advance Directive' for End of Life

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most people don't like talking about dying, especially their own death. But it's important to let your loved ones know how you'd like your medical care handled when your "time" comes.

Parkinson's Disease and Melanoma May Occur Together, Study Finds

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with Parkinson's disease are about four times more likely to develop melanoma skin cancer, and conversely, people with melanoma have a fourfold higher risk of getting Parkinson's, researchers report.

Most Relationships Survive Struggles With Infertility

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news for couples who are struggling to conceive.

Guys, a Noisy Bedroom May Not Be Good for Your Fertility

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men, take note: A quiet bedroom might make for strong, healthy sperm.

The Neighborhood Sandbox: A Breeding Ground for Germs

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids love to play in sandboxes, and it helps them develop motor and social skills.

Are Doctors Discarding Donor Kidneys That Could Save Lives?

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. doctors are discarding donated kidneys that could keep people alive for years, simply because the organs are not top-quality, a new study claims.

Health Highlights: July 7, 2017

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

FDA Approves New Drug for Sickle Cell Disease

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first new drug for sickle cell disease in nearly two decades.