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HealthDay News - August 24, 2017

What's Your Real Salmonella Risk?

THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Every year, roughly 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from contaminated food. That includes more than 1.2 million illnesses due to the bacteria salmonella.

How You Think About Your Arthritis Makes a Difference

THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- How well you cope with knee arthritis depends a lot on your mental outlook, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Combat Jet Lag

(HealthDay News) -- You can't always prevent jet lag, but there are things you can do to minimize symptoms, the National Sleep Foundation says.

Health Tip: Recognizing Lyme Disease

(HealthDay News) -- Lyme disease, caused by the bacterium B. burgdorferi, is transmitted by biting deer ticks that are quite small and may be difficult to see.

Pot Won't Harm Healthy Young People's Kidneys, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's still a lot that scientists don't know about how marijuana affects people's health, but new research suggests that smoking pot doesn't seem to take a toll on healthy young kidneys.

Meth Abuse Could Up Stroke Risk in Younger Users

THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Younger adults who use methamphetamine may be at greater risk for stroke, a new review suggests.

Land Mines Being Replaced by More Deadly Explosive Devices: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Land mines have maimed thousands and been condemned in 162 countries, but new research shows they have been supplanted by a far more dangerous explosive device.

Human Gut Germs Dictated by Diet

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- What you eat, or don't eat, affects the mix of germs in your digestive tract, new research indicates.

Supplement May Help Against Vision-Robbing Disease in Seniors

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An inexpensive over-the-counter antioxidant/zinc supplement that may help preserve vision in older people is also cost effective, a new study suggests.

Awake for Aneurysm Brain Surgery, Better Results?

THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- "Awake" brain surgery may improve treatment of brain aneurysms, researchers say.

Patients' Hearing Loss May Mean Poorer Medical Care

THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many seniors may not hear everything their doctors tell them, new research suggests, and that could raise the risk of medical errors.

Health Highlights: Aug. 24, 2017

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

Bicyclist Deaths Rise in U.S., Men Are Likely Victims

THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Bicyclist deaths on U.S. roadways are up significantly, and men -- not kids -- are commonly the victims, a new report finds.

After Heart Attack, Just 1 in 3 Go for Rehab: CDC

THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Only one in three heart attack survivors in the United States goes for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation, government health officials report.

More U.S. Teens Getting Vaccinated Against HPV

THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Six out of 10 U.S. parents are choosing to get their children vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), which is spread by sexual contact, federal health officials reported Thursday.

As Hurricane Harvey Targets Texas, Tips to Protect Yourself

THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- By 1 p.m. Thursday, the Gulf of Mexico storm dubbed Harvey had officially gained hurricane status -- and forecasters say it could deliver a devastating blow to East Texas by late Friday.