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HealthDay News - August 15, 2017

Date Nights for Overbooked Parents

TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You might not think it's possible to squeeze a date night into your hectic schedule, especially if your family includes young children.

Givers Really Are Happier Than Takers

TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Generosity really is its own reward, with the brain seemingly hardwired for happiness in response to giving, new research suggests.

A Violent Environment Can Wreck Kids' Grades

TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids in violent neighborhoods often do worse in school. Now, a new study helps explain why.

Health Tip: Plan for a Heat Wave

(HealthDay News) -- Weather gurus generally define a heat wave as several days of temperatures that are 10 degrees or more above average, often accompanied by high humidity.

Health Tip: The Facts About Fat

(HealthDay News) -- Not all fat should be cut from our diets, the American Heart Association says.

Heart Risks May Rise After Cancer Diagnosis

TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As if people newly diagnosed with cancer don't have enough to worry about, a new study suggests the diagnosis may put their hearts at risk, too.

Could Newborn Heart Stem Cells Jump-Start Old Hearts?

TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Stem cells from young hearts might breathe new life into aging ones, research in rats suggests.

A Vicious Vegetarian Dinosaur?

TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A odd-looking vegetarian dinosaur named Chilesaurus could be the "missing link" between the plant eaters and meat eaters of its time, researchers report.

Local Crime Can Put Kids on the Run

TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If parents are afraid of local crime, kids spend less time hanging out in their neighborhoods, according to a new study that used smartphone tracking.

Is FDA Taking Close Enough Look at Fast-Tracked Drugs?

TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many cutting-edge drugs and updated medical devices are not receiving the rigorous scientific scrutiny needed to ensure their safety and effectiveness, two new studies contend.

Could Big Lifestyle Changes Be Key to Managing Type 2 Diabetes?

TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to type 2 diabetes management, a new study finds that more is definitely better for lowering blood sugar levels.

This Common Email Move Could Be a Career Killer

TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Smile and the world smiles with you. But send a smiley emoji at work, and people might think you're incompetent.

Health Highlights: Aug. 15, 2017

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

Lack of Sleep May Raise Child's Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children who get too little sleep may be more likely to have risk factors for type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.

U.S. Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years

TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans who say they've taken an antidepressant over the past month rose by 65 percent between 1999 and 2014, a new government survey finds.

A Little Drinking Might Lengthen Your Life: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Light to moderate drinking can lower your overall risk of premature death and, specifically, your odds of dying from heart disease, a new study reports.