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HealthDay News - July 19, 2017

Resisting the Seduction of a Buffet

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Whether at a party or a restaurant, don't let a buffet be your diet downfall. With certain strategies, you can enjoy a range of choices without going overboard and without experiencing any of the usual guilt.

Health Tip: Preventing Diabetic Foot Sores

(HealthDay News) -- Foot sores are more common among people with diabetes, who often have problems with circulation to the legs and feet.

Health Tip: Getting Too Much Sun?

(HealthDay News) -- Applying sunscreen liberally and often helps protect you from a nasty burn and damage to your skin.

Many Terminal Cancer Patients Remain in Denial

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 10 percent of patients with terminal cancer don't want to know they're dying, which can make their final days more difficult, a new study finds.

Can Fetal Alcohol Damage Be Undone?

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Animal research may have yielded a potential treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in children.

Early Menopause May Be Tied to Type 2 Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The earlier a woman begins menopause, the greater her risk of developing diabetes, a new study suggests.

Study Traces All Dogs to Gray Wolves in Europe

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Modern dogs likely descended from a single population of gray wolves in Europe up to 40,000 years ago, new research suggests.

Losing Medicaid Tough on People Battling Depression: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Proposed changes in Medicaid coverage could hit people with depression especially hard, a new study suggests.

Doctors' Group Offers Ideas for Easing Cancer Costs

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New cancer drugs routinely cost $100,000 a year or more, and older cancer drugs are rising in price, too. Now, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has some suggestions for easing patients' money woes.

How Princess Diana's Death Saved French Lives

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Princess Diana's tragic death in a car crash in Paris prompted tougher traffic laws that have saved thousands of French lives, and those laws could serve as a model for the United States, a new study suggests.

Researchers Grow Functioning Liver Tissue in Mice

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they were able to coax tiny "seeds" of liver tissue into fully functioning livers in mice.

'Nipple-Sparing' Mastectomies Don't Raise Odds of Cancer's Return: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Surgeons performing mastectomies can offer a form of the procedure that allows women to retain the nipple for use in breast reconstruction.

Good Diet, Exercise While Pregnant Could Cut C-section Risk

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a healthy diet and exercising during pregnancy isn't just good for the developing baby.

Health Highlights: July 19, 2017

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

'Smart' Robot Technology Could Give Stroke Rehab a Boost

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have developed a "smart" robotic harness that might make it easier for people to learn to walk again after a stroke or spinal cord injury.

As Your Weight Creeps Up, So Does Your Risk of Heart Failure

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Gaining even a little weight can increase your chances of developing heart failure, a new study finds.

Healthy Heart in 20s, Better Brain in 40s?

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Folks with heart-healthy habits in their 20s tend to have larger, healthier brains in their 40s -- brains that may be better prepared to withstand the ravages of aging, a new study reports.