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HealthDay News - July 24, 2017

Can't Get to the Gym? Work Out in Your Office!

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Making time for exercise during your workday can be difficult.

Health Tip: Avoid Recipes With Raw Egg

(HealthDay News) -- You may have a recipe or two that calls for raw egg, such as for Caesar salad dressing, custard or mousse.

Health Tip: Adapting After Hip Replacement

(HealthDay News) -- If you're among the millions of people who have had hip replacement surgery, there are some do's and don'ts until you fully recover.

Treating ADHD May Help Curb Later Drinking, Drug Problems

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may have a lower risk of developing an alcohol or drug problem if they take medications to treat their ADHD, a new study suggests.

Is Kissing Etiquette 'Hardwired?'

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The long-awaited kiss is coming. Do you tilt your head to the left or the right?

Even a One-Minute Run Might Help a Woman's Bones

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just a minute or two of running every day could strengthen your bones, new research suggests.

Videotaping Sleepers Raises CPAP Use

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A video may be worth a thousand words for someone with sleep apnea.

Obese Don't Have to Lose Weight Before Joint Replacement: Study

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Obese patients don't need to lose weight before undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery, a new study contends.

Many Primary Care Docs May Miss Prediabetes

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most primary care doctors can't identify all 11 risk factors for prediabetes, a small new survey finds.

Meds by Monthly Injection Might Revolutionize HIV Care

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a shot of medication to control HIV every month or two instead of having to take pills every day could transform the way the virus is kept at bay.

Most American Men Qualify as 'Overfat'

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most American men are "overfat," and most American women are not far behind, a new study says.

One Stroke Raises Risk for Another, Even Years Later: Study

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Your risk of a second stroke or ministroke remains considerable for at least five years after the first one, a new Canadian study finds.

Just a Few Vaccine Refusers Could Endanger Many

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- With a small percentage of U.S. parents not vaccinating their children for "non-medical" reasons, a new study warns that even a few such families can trigger a big jump in local measles cases.

Health Highlights: July 24, 2017

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

Does Your Child Really Have a Food Allergy?

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many people misunderstand what food allergies are, and even doctors can be confused about how to best diagnose them, suggests a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Obesity in Teen Years Tied to Colon Cancer Risk in Adulthood

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity even in adolescence may raise the odds for colon cancer in adulthood, a large new study finds.

Is the 'Anti-Statin' Trend Threatening Lives?

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A wave of anti-science skepticism may put people with high cholesterol at risk if they're convinced to quit life-saving statin medications, heart experts warn.