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August 01, 2017

Take the (Exercise) Plunge

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You can do more than just beat the heat the next time you go to the pool. Whether you swim or do aquatic exercises, working out in water improves strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health.

Health Tip: Alzheimer's Affects Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's disease affects many aspects of living, including sleep.

Health Tip: Caring for Your Feet

(HealthDay News) -- Summer is here, and it's time to remember your feet.

Young Cancer Survivors Struggle to Resume Social Activities

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many young cancer survivors have trouble resuming their social lives.

Drowning Can Occur Hours After Swimming

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- While it happens rarely, a person can drown on dry land hours after having been in the water.

Do Your Pearly Whites Sometimes Cause You Pain?

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Do you feel a sharp pain when you eat or drink something cold or hot? You may have sensitive teeth, a common problem caused by a number of factors.

Need to Calm Down? Try Talking to Yourself

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Talking to yourself in the third person can help control your emotions when you're upset, new research suggests.

Policy Changes Reduced Use of Certain Prescription Opioids: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Tighter U.S. government restrictions on prescription painkillers containing hydrocodone led to reduced use of opioid medications such as Vicodin, a new study says.

Women Who Gain Weight Between Babies at Higher Risk for Diabetes

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who gain weight after having a baby may be more likely to develop diabetes during their next pregnancy, a new study suggests.

Protein Deposits Seem to Play Role in Type 2 Diabetes

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Protein deposits in the pancreas may lead scientists to a better understanding of type 2 diabetes.

Gum Disease May Be Linked to Cancer Risk in Older Women

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new study links gum disease with an increased risk of several types of cancer in postmenopausal women, even in women who never smoked.

Rich, Well-Educated Get Bigger Bang for Buck From Mediterranean Diet

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Mediterranean diet -- rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, olive oil, nuts and whole grains -- has long been hailed as a heart-healthy eating plan. But new research suggests its health benefits may be limited to the rich and well-educated.

Recent Flu Shot Shouldn't Prevent Vaccination During Pregnancy

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Because pregnant women and newborns are particularly vulnerable to the flu and its complications, guidelines recommend a flu shot during pregnancy. However, it wasn't known whether that vaccine would work if a woman had already received a flu shot recently.

Health Highlights: Aug. 1, 2017

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

Zika Probably Not Spread Through Saliva: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have some interesting news about Zika: You're unlikely to get the virus from kissing or sharing utensils with someone.

Drug for Kidney Disease Tied to Infection Risk

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used for some cases of kidney disease can raise the risk of serious infections, researchers say.

Breast-Feeding Lowers Mom's Breast Cancer Risk: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding helps protect women against breast cancer, a new report finds.

Idhifa Approved for Some With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Idhifa (enasidenib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with a specific genetic mutation that leads to relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Medical Reality Catches Up to Science Fiction

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Average folks may one day be able to use a Star Trek-inspired home medical device to diagnose a dozen different ailments and track five major vital signs, all without needing to draw blood or visit a doctor's office.

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