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HealthDay News - July 25, 2017

'Diet Foods' to Skip

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Certain packaged foods marketed as "lite" or "diet" versions may not be helping your weight-loss efforts or your goal to eat healthier.

Health Tip: Conserve Energy

(HealthDay News) -- When the power goes out, it may mean throwing away lots of food, not to mention the inconvenience of no lights and no TV. You can help prevent a blackout by saving energy.

Health Tip: Identifying Varicose Veins

(HealthDay News) -- Varicose veins are unsightly, swollen vessels that typically affect the legs.

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.

Bacteria May Explain Why Uncircumcised Face Higher HIV Risk

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, bacteria that live under the foreskin of uncircumcised straight men have been linked to a rise in the risk for contracting HIV, new research indicates.

Walking the Dog, All the Way to Better Health

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Your dog may be more than your furry companion -- new research suggests it may also be an effective personal trainer.

$100 Sweetens the Pot for a Colonoscopy

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It appears that $100 might go a long way toward convincing someone to get a colonoscopy.

More U.S. Airports Offer Hands-Only CPR Training

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hands-only CPR training is now available at kiosks in three more major U.S. airports, bringing the total number to seven.

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.

Noise Pollution a Problem in Black Urban Neighborhoods

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Noise pollution levels are highest in black neighborhoods in segregated cities in the United States, a new study shows.

Nearly All Autopsied NFL Players Show Trauma-Linked Brain Disease

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Ninety-nine percent of former NFL players who donated their brain to science turned out to have the devastating disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to a new report.

HIV Treatment Protects Uninfected Partner From the Virus

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- HIV treatment prevented transmission of the virus in gay couples when only one partner had the virus, a new study shows.

New Surgery May Fix Tough-to-Treat Rotator Cuff Tears

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new surgical procedure can help people with shoulder injuries once considered beyond repair, a small new study suggests.

U.S. Kids Overdosing on Dietary Supplements

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A curious toddler opens a bottle of melatonin found on the kitchen counter, and accidentally overdoses on a supplement typically used by adults to help with sleep.

Health Highlights: July 25, 2017

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

Senate Prepares for Health Care Vote

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- With Republican Sen. John McCain making a dramatic return to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, the Senate is preparing to vote on a proposal that could begin -- or end -- the GOP's seven-year quest to dismantle Obamacare.

Sperm Counts Continue to Decline in Western Nations: Review

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sperm counts in Western countries have decreased by half in recent years, suggesting a continuing and significant decline in male reproductive health, a new evidence review reports.

With Pence as Tie-breaker, Senate Votes to Debate Obamacare Overhaul

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- With Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote, the U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to begin debate on a bill to overhaul Obamacare.