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August 30, 2017

Could You Have Sleep Apnea?

WEDNEDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's no shortage of jokes about people who snore, but the serious snoring of sleep apnea is no laughing matter.

Health Tip: Avoid Juice Before Age 1

(HealthDay News) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics recently recommended that fruit juice be avoided by all children under the age of 1.

Health Tip: Getting the HPV Vaccine

(HealthDay News) -- Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease that has been linked to cancer of the cervix and a host of other cancers.

Looking for a Plastic Surgeon on Instagram? Beware

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're searching Instagram using hashtags for a good #plasticsurgeon, you may end up with a #plasticsurgerydisaster performed by a hair stylist, a barber or an ER doc offering cosmetic surgery on the side.

Oxygen Therapy Doesn't Boost Heart Attack Survival

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Oxygen therapy is a routine treatment for people suspected of having a heart attack, but a new study suggests there may be no benefit for these patients.

Common Painkillers May Boost Blood Pressure in Arthritis Patients

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen may raise blood pressure in patients with arthritis, a new study suggests.

Sleepless Nights Do No Favors for Your Heart

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Poor sleep won't simply leave you bleary-eyed. It's also linked with stroke and reduced blood supply to the heart, a new study suggests.

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.

America's New Dads Are Older Than Ever

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New dads may sport a few more gray hairs than in years past, a U.S. study finds.

Too Much TV May Cost You Your Mobility

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Couch potatoes, take note: A new study admonishes older adults to get up from watching the TV or risk losing their mobility.

Harvey's Floodwaters Harbor Many Health Hazards

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Texans trapped in the unprecedented flooding wrought by Hurricane Harvey now face untold health hazards, officials say.

Bystander CPR Less Likely in Black Neighborhoods

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If your heart suddenly stops beating, the racial makeup of the neighborhood may determine the likelihood of receiving CPR from a passer-by or having access to a public defibrillator, researchers say.

More Evidence Links the 'Mono' Virus to MS Risk

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's more evidence that having mononucleosis may up the risk for multiple sclerosis (MS), with researchers reporting that the link isn't limited to whites.

Health Highlights: Aug. 30, 2017

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

Pediatric Treatment Approved for 'Kissing Bug' Disease

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Benznidazole has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat the tropical parasitic infection Chagas, or "kissing bug" disease, in children aged 2 to 12.

FDA Approves 1st Treatment for 'Kissing Bug' Illness in Children

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to treat Chagas infection -- "kissing bug" disease -- in the United States.

Antibiotic Vabomere Approved

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The intravenous antibiotic Vabomere (meropenem and vaborbactam) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat certain complicated urinary tract infections, including the kidney infection pyelonephritis.

FDA OKs 1st Gene Therapy for Use in U.S.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration broke new ground in cancer care Wednesday by approving the first gene therapy for patients in the United States.

First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first gene therapy in the United States, to treat children and young adults with a particularly tough type of leukemia.

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