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July 10, 2017

Reset Your Taste Buds for Less Sugar

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Did you know that flavored yogurt in the United States has a lot more sugar than it does in other countries? That's because our national sweet tooth is out of control. And the more sugar we eat, the more we want.

Health Tip: Don't Pass the Salt, Please

(HealthDay News) -- Like many people, you may be trying to cut back on the amount of salt in your diet. The problem is, lots of packaged foods are loaded with salt.

Health Tip: When Air Quality is Poor

(HealthDay News) -- Poor air quality is a serious issue for people with breathing problems, such as asthma.

Most Breast Cancer Patients Have Help Choosing Treatments

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most women who've been diagnosed with breast cancer don't go it alone.

Dad-to-Be's Age Can Affect Fertility Treatment Success

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A man's age makes a difference in whether or not a couple undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) ends up having a baby, a new study suggests.

For Holocaust Survivors, Raised Risk of Cancer

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Holocaust survivors face an increased risk for cancer, a new study finds.

Living With Purpose May Help Seniors Sleep Soundly

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who believe they have a purpose in life may sleep better, researchers say.

How Poor Sleep Might Raise Odds for Alzheimer's

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers may have pinpointed the reason why poor sleep has been linked to a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Fatal First-Time Heart Attacks More Common in Blacks: Study

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Black adults are more likely than whites to die of a first heart attack, a new analysis suggests.

Viagra Might Make for a Safer, More Effective Stent

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's worked wonders for men battling erectile dysfunction, and now early research suggests that Viagra -- when added to artery-opening stents -- might cut a patient's odds for clots.

Sugary Drinks in Pregnancy Tied to Heavier Kids Later

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Could a pregnant woman's craving for sugar-sweetened drinks put her child at risk for being overweight later in life?

Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Every minute of every day, three Americans call a poison control center because they've made a major mistake with their medication.

Most Medicaid Recipients Happy With Their Health Care: Survey

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As Senate Republicans look to slash Medicaid spending over the next decade, a new national survey illustrates just how popular the government health insurance program is.

More U.S. Patients Are Recording Their Doctor Visits

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Smartphones are capturing all of life's moments, and doctor visits are no exception.

Can a Spritz of 'Love Hormone' Help Kids With Autism?

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Social skills of children with autism appeared to improve slightly after a nasal spritz of oxytocin, the so-called "love hormone," researchers report.

Health Highlights: July 10, 2017

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

Daily Jolt of Java May Bring Longer Life

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Here's news to perk up your day: Drinking coffee might help you live a little longer, two new studies suggest.

New Hope in Search for Vaccine Against Gonorrhea

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A vaccine to protect people from the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea may be one step closer to reality, New Zealand researchers report.

Lumosity Brain-Training Didn't Boost Thinking Skills: Study

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults did not appear to sharpen their decision-making skills after using the online brain-training program Lumosity, a new study reports.

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