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August 03, 2017

Time for a Makeup Refresh?

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You love a certain shade of lipstick, but do you know how long ago you bought this particular tube of it?

As Many as 1 in 3 Experience New or Worse Pain With Yoga

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many people try yoga hoping to heal an injury, but some wind up with more aches and pains, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Protect Your Kids From Lead

(HealthDay News) -- Exposure to lead among children can cause lifelong learning disabilities and behavioral problems.

Health Tip: Supervise Kids Near Cars

(HealthDay News) -- Allowing kids to play unsupervised in a road or driveway is a recipe for injury.

Traveling With Dementia: Tips for Family Caregivers

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Traveling with a loved one who has dementia requires special preparation. The Alzheimer's Foundation of America has some advice.

Combined MRI Might Help Predict Brain Damage in Boxers

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Brain injuries among pro football players are in the headlines, but pro fighters often suffer damaging head injuries, too.

Doctors Who 'Fat-Shame' Patients Can Cause Real Harm

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors who "fat shame" patients do more harm than good, new research suggests.

Asthma Drug May Help Kidney Patients Regain Sense of Smell

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A common problem among chronic kidney disease patients is a loss of the sense of smell, which could lead to an inadequate diet, researchers say.

Yoga May Help Ease Depression

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you've ever taken a yoga class, you probably know that it can help relax your body and your mind. Now, several new studies suggest that practicing yoga may also ease depression.

Massive Dinosaur With Armor Had Camouflage, Scientists Say

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Canadian scientists are hailing a newly identified type of armored dinosaur that had camouflage to defend against predators.

Protein at All 3 Meals May Help Preserve Seniors' Strength

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eating protein at all three daily meals, instead of just at dinner, might help seniors preserve physical strength as they age, new research suggests.

As World's Population Ages, Blindness Rates Likely to Grow

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than 36 million people worldwide are blind, while 217 million more have moderate to severe vision loss, and experts now report that they expect those numbers to surge.

Americans Taking More Prescription Drugs Than Ever: Survey

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey finds 55 percent of Americans regularly take a prescription medicine -- and they're taking more than ever.

Is Infant Drug Withdrawal Likelier When Opioids Used With Psychiatric Drugs?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. babies go through drug withdrawal after birth these days, and researchers say doctors' prescribing practices are partly to blame.

Health Highlights: Aug. 3, 2017

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

Engineered Skin Cells Control Type 2 Diabetes in Mice: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have created genetically altered skin cells that may control type 2 diabetes in lab mice. And they believe the general concept could someday be used to treat various diseases.

New Treatment Approved for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The combination chemotherapy drug Vyxeos (daunorubicin and cytarabine) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first treatment for certain high-risk types of acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Addiction Drug Underused by Primary Care Docs in U.S.

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many doctors aren't making full use of a medication that can wean people off addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers, according to results of a new survey.

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