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HealthDay News - August 11, 2017

The Positive Side of Water-Cooler Gossip

FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Psychologists and sociologists call it reputational information sharing, but you know it better as gossip.

Antiperspirant Use Seems Safe During Breast Cancer Treatment: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to what some doctors might say, new research suggests it's OK to use antiperspirants while undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer.

How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen?

FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It may be easier than ever to find sunscreen with all the right stuff, but be sure to read the label or you could still get burned.

Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or Sepsis

FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who've been hospitalized with pneumonia or sepsis have a higher risk of heart disease, a new European study reports.

Health Tip: Think Smart During a Hot Spell

(HealthDay News) -- Older adults, young children and people with chronic health problems are considered most at risk of illness during hot weather.

'Smart' Underwear May Help Prevent Back Pain

FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mechanized "smart" undergarments may be the answer to back pain, according to researchers.

Health Tip: Avoiding Animal Bites

(HealthDay News) -- Wild animals seldom bite people unless they are threatened or sick, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Most animal bites are caused by a pet -- yours or someone else's.

Therapy for Kids With Autism Pays Off for Moms, Dads

THURSDAY, Aug. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Behavioral therapy for children with autism also benefits their parents, a new study finds.

When Stress Hormone Falters, Your Health May Suffer

FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Steady daytime levels of the stress hormone cortisol are associated with serious health problems, such as inflammation, obesity and cancer, researchers say.

Singing May Be Good Medicine for Parkinson's Patients

FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Singing? To benefit people with Parkinson's disease? It just may help, a researcher says.

Pot Compound Alters Levels of Seizure Drug in Epilepsy Patients

FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists experimenting with the marijuana compound cannabidiol as an epilepsy treatment must evaluate any interactions with other anti-seizure drugs patients are taking, researchers report.

Opioid Overdoses and Deaths Flooding U.S. Hospitals

FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a sharp rise in opioid-related admissions and deaths in hospital intensive care units across the United States, a new study finds.

Parents of Preemies End Up Just Fine: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The early life of a very premature baby can be a hectic and stressful time for parents. But once the child is grown, parents are as satisfied with life as those whose babies were born at full term, new European research finds.

Health Highlights: Aug. 11, 2017

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