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HealthDay News - August 04, 2017

The Fine Print on Medication Expiration Dates

FRIDAY, Aug. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The expiration dates on over-the-counter and prescription medications seem pretty black and white, but there's some question about whether drugs last even longer.

Health Tip: Fueling Your Body With Protein

(HealthDay News) -- Protein helps build necessary muscle and a toned physique, especially if you're an athlete.

Health Tip: Feeling Sick After a Trip?

(HealthDay News) -- Nothing can ruin the pleasant memories of a dream vacation faster than coming home sick.

Does Less Sleep Make You Less Healthy?

FRIDAY, Aug. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Something else to fret over as you lie awake at night: Poor sleep may increase the risk of being overweight and obese, a new study contends.

Can Breast Milk Feed a Love of Vegetables?

FRIDAY, Aug. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Want your preschooler to eat veggies without a fuss? Try eating veggies while you're breast-feeding.

Resistance Training May Slow MS, Study Says

FRIDAY, Aug. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Resistance training may help slow progression of multiple sclerosis, a small study suggests.

Childhood Cancer Radiation May Cause Unwanted Gene Mutation in Some

FRIDAY, Aug. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some adult survivors of childhood cancer go on to develop brain tumors, and now researchers say they've found a gene mutation that seems to increase that risk.

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.

Picky Eater? It Might Just Be Your Child's Personality

FRIDAY, Aug. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For some parents, introducing new items to their baby's diet seems like a losing battle. But the food itself might not be the problem. Personality may predict which infants will become picky eaters, a new study contends.

Student Motivation 101: There's an App for That

FRIDAY, Aug. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An app that uses familiar game elements could help college students get higher grades and keep them from dropping a course, a new study suggests.

Diabetes Drug Shows Promise Against Parkinson's

FRIDAY, Aug. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The diabetes drug exenatide (Byetta) may do double duty as a treatment for Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests.

Teen Drivers Take More Chances as Senior Year Begins

FRIDAY, Aug. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Older teens are more likely to do risky things while driving and have a higher rate of crashes and near misses than their younger classmates, a new survey finds.

Prenatal Exposure to Certain Flame Retardants Linked to Lower IQs

FRIDAY, Aug. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to certain flame-retardant chemicals in pregnancy may be linked to lower intelligence in children, a new research review suggests.

Health Highlights: Aug. 4, 2017

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

Mavyret Approved for Hepatitis C

FRIDAY, Aug. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) --Mavyret (glecaprevir and pibrentasvir) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with certain types of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV).