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HealthDay News - July 28, 2017

Are You Eating for the Wrong Reasons?

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You don't have to have an eating disorder, like binge eating, to have an overeating habit.

How Savvy Are You About Nail Care Safety?

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Before your next manicure or pedicure, give some thought to the safety of your nail care products.

Health Tip: Get the Facts About Salmonella

(HealthDay News) -- Salmonellais a bacterium that's a frequent culprit in foodborne illness. While it often affects eggs and poultry, its reach can spread much wider.

Health Tip: Protect Your Skin at Work

(HealthDay News) -- Jobs including manufacturing, food preparation and construction may expose your skin to harsh, irritating chemicals.

Exercise Not Making Dent in Most Seniors' Down Time

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise does little to reduce the amount of time that seniors are sedentary, researchers say.

Just Thinking You're Less Active May Shorten Your Life

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Thinking that you're less active than others may increase your risk of dying at a younger age, a new study claims.

'Eye Freckles' May Predict Sun-Related Problems

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Dark spots that appear on the iris -- the colored part of the eye -- aren't cancerous, but these "eye freckles" could signify other issues related to excessive sun exposure, researchers say.

Vision Problems Can Harm Kids' Development, Grades

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Poor eyesight can make life harder for people at any age, but it can really take a toll on children's school performance and well-being, vision experts say.

Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Prescribing generic drugs for seniors' eye problems could save the U.S. government hundreds of millions of dollars a year, a new study suggests.

Rush Hour Pollution May Be Worse Than Thought

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Ever wonder what you're inhaling as you idle in rush-hour traffic? New research finds air pollution levels in cars are much higher than previously believed.

Could a Little Alcohol Lower Your Diabetes Risk?

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- That glass of wine or pint of beer you enjoy with dinner every night might come with an added benefit -- a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a new Danish study contends.

Too Soon to Widely Recommend Ketamine for Depression

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The drug ketamine -- known as Special K on the party scene -- shows promise as a depression treatment. But researchers aren't ready to recommend it because its long-term effects remain unknown.

Senate Says No to 'Skinny' Obamacare Repeal Bill

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a dramatic overnight showdown, the U.S. Senate early Friday morning rejected by one vote a highly contentious "skinny" repeal bill that would have gutted key elements of the Affordable Care Act.

Health Highlights: July 28, 2017

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

FDA Looks to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will focus on reducing nicotine levels in cigarettes to make them less addictive, while also making other nicotine products -- including patches and gum -- safer, agency officials said Friday.