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HealthDay News - August 29, 2017

Make Exercise a Work-in-Progress

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just as there are diet plateaus, your exercise routine can become, well, routine, causing you to stall out and lose interest. That can lead to backtracking and losses in your overall fitness level.

Promoting Social Wellness in Your Community

(HealthDay News) -- Social wellness involves building supportive relationships between you and your neighbors, which are especially useful during difficult times.

Smoking Linked to Frailty in Seniors

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who smoke may be more likely to become frail, a new British study suggests.

Before Volcano Buried Pompeii, Toxic Water May Have Plagued Residents

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Before a nearby volcano blew and buried the ancient Roman town of Pompeii centuries ago, residents were drinking toxic water that probably caused a host of ills, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Back to School for Kids with Asthma

(HealthDay News) -- If your child has asthma, it's important to start the school year with an up-to-date asthma action plan.

Many U.S. Women Unaware of Fibroid Treatments: Poll

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many American women with uterine fibroids don't know there's a minimally invasive embolization technique that may be an alternative to a hysterectomy, a new poll finds.

Many Parents Not Happy With Later School Start Times

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Only about half of U.S. parents are in favor of later start times for high school students -- possibly because they underestimate teenagers' sleep needs, researchers are reporting.

1 in 5 Moms Mum About Post-Pregnancy Blues

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- One in five new mothers who develops postpartum depression or another mood disorder after childbirth suffers in silence, a new study reveals.

Moles NotMost Likely Spot for Melanomas

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to what you might think, moles are notthe most likely place for a deadly melanoma to develop, a new analysis shows.

Many Parents Don't Tell Doctor About 'Complementary' Therapy Use in Kids

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Parents often try unconventional treatments -- such as acupuncture and herbal products -- when their kids are sick, but many don't tell their pediatricians about it, a new report shows.

Viagra Won't Help, and May Harm, Patients With a Heart Valve Disorder

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When one of the heart's valves goes awry, this can lead to dangerously high blood pressure in the nearby lungs.

As Temperatures Fall, Heart Attacks May Rise

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If the cold weather makes you shiver, your blood vessels and heart may be quivering, too -- and that may be enough to trigger a heart attack in some people, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: Aug. 29, 2017

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

Marriage a Blessing for Heart Attack Patients

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage is good medicine for someone who has a heart attack.

Diet Study Suggests It's Carbs, Not Fats, That Are Bad for You

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A large, 18-country study may turn current nutritional thinking on its head.

Health Groups Demand 'R' Rating for Movies That Show Smoking

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A group of America's leading health organizations is demanding that any movie that depicts smoking or tobacco use come with an "R" rating.