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July 18, 2017

Create Your Own Quit-Smoking Plan

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) It's almost too easy to delay the day you'll quit smoking -- almost any excuse will do.

Health Tip: Eating Well

(HealthDay News) -- When you're at a popular summer attraction such as an amusement park, nutritional food choices may lacking.

Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes During Summer

(HealthDay News) -- To prevent skin damage, you apply sunscreen. But how can you protect your eyes from the summer sun's glaring rays?

Most Women Should Forgo Ovarian Cancer Screening: Panel

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The potential harms of ovarian cancer screening outweigh the benefits, so only very specific groups of women should be screened for the disease, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) says in a draft recommendation.

Little Evidence That Vasectomy Raises Prostate Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For men who have had or might undergo a vasectomy, there is good news: A major study finds scant evidence that the procedure raises their risk of prostate cancer.

Reducing Repeat Hospitalizations Doesn't Harm Patients: Study

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Under Obamacare, efforts were made to cut the number of times patients needed to head back to the hospital after discharge. But would a reduction in these "readmissions" leave patients more vulnerable at home, raising death rates?

High-Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids' Colds

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to vitamin supplements, more is not always better, according to a new study that found even high doses of vitamin D don't protect children from colds in the winter.

Many People Can't Spot a Faked Photo, Study Finds

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In an era when the phrase "fake news" is on many lips, a new study suggests that people are terrible at detecting whether photos have been manipulated to misrepresent reality.

Can Poor Sleep Boost Odds for Alzheimer's?

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Breathing problems during sleep may signal an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease, a trio of studies suggests.

Dozens of Potential Alzheimer's Meds in the Pipeline

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly three dozen new Alzheimer's drugs may reach the market in the next five years, researchers say.

Health Bill Flatlining as 2 More GOP Senators Defect

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two more Republican senators announced Monday night their opposition to the GOP plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

More Evidence That Midlife Weight Gain Harms Your Health

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For many adults, weight gain is slow and steady, but new research suggests that even a few extra pounds can boost your risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

Health Highlights: July 18, 2017

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

Women Driven to Be Thinner When Husband Is Hot

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having a handsome husband often motivates plain Jane types to diet, a new study finds.

Easing Opioid Dose May Improve Pain and Quality of Life

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes less really is more. New research suggests that when it comes to long-term use of opioid painkillers, cutting back on the dose of the drugs might improve pain and function, as well as boost quality of life.

Special Training Plus Medication Might Help People With Advanced Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with advanced Alzheimer's can relearn some basic skills when they receive special training along with medication, a small study suggests.

Nerlynx Approved to Help Prevent Breast Cancer's Return

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nerlynx (neratinib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help prevent HER2-positive breast cancer from returning.

More Than 100 Million Americans Have Diabetes or Prediabetes: CDC

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than 100 million U.S. adults have diabetes or prediabetes, health officials say.

As Efforts to Repeal Obamacare Fail, Future of Health Care Reform in Limbo

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The collapse of Senate Republicans' efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act raises questions about the future of health care reform.

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