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September 06, 2017
Team Sports for Kids: A Winning Combo
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Team sports are a great way for kids to get exercise, make friends and have fun.
Health Tip: Prepare for a Hurricane
(HealthDay News) -- With hurricane season upon us, it's important to be prepared. The National Weather Service suggests how you can get ready:
Health Tip: Suggestions for New Moms
(HealthDay News) -- Being a new mom puts a lot of pressure on you and creates countless demands on your time.
Hate to Work Out? Your DNA May Be to Blame
TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If a gym visit elicits more grimaces than grins, you might be genetically predisposed to dislike exercise, Dutch researchers suggest.
Put Flu Shot on the Back-to-School Checklist
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Annual flu vaccines are appropriate for everyone aged 6 months or older, the American Academy of Pediatrics reminds parents.
Researchers Find Genes Linked to Preterm Birth
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've pinpointed gene areas linked with preterm birth -- and they said this could pave new ways to prevent the leading cause of death among children under age 5 worldwide.
Recession Took Toll on Health of Rural Young Blacks
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Great Recession of 2007-2009 may have hit black American teens in poor rural communities particularly hard, a new study suggests.
Smoking Bans Help Kids Breathe Easier
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking bans help protect the health of children's lungs, a new analysis shows.
Many Americans Getting Medical Care They Don't Need
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Unnecessary medical care is common in the United States, and a fear of malpractice seems to be a main driver for ordering unneeded tests and treatments, a new survey finds.
How a Bite of a Hot Dog Threatened -- and Saved -- a Boy's Life
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A 9-year-old boy in Turkey opened wide for a big bite of a tasty hot dog, but had no idea the simple act might almost kill him.
Harvey's Wrath Still Poses Risks to Children
TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Safety measures must be a priority for children returning to Houston and other communities affected by flooding from Hurricane Harvey, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
New 'Biologic' Drug May Help Severe Asthma
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A "biologic" drug in development to treat severe asthma reduces the rate of serious attacks by about two-thirds compared to a placebo drug, according to preliminary research findings.
Health Highlights: Sept. 6, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
As Irma Aims for Florida, Residents Prepare for the Worst
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean early Wednesday, Florida residents rushed to gas stations and stores in preparation for the inevitability that the monster storm will soon take aim at their state.
Many Moisturizers Aren't What They Claim to Be
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many skin moisturizers that claim to be fragrance-free or hypoallergenic are not, and may aggravate skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema, a new study says.
Why Your Nose May Be Key to Parkinson's Risk
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Losing your sense of smell may be an early sign of an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests.
Long-Acting Inhaler May Help in Early Stage COPD, Too
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The inhaler medication Spiriva (tiotropium bromide) may help slow the progression of COPD if given in the early stages of the disease, a new study suggests.
'Cancer Pen' Could Help Surgeons Spot Tumor Cells in Seconds
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new "cancer pen" promises to help surgeons immediately detect and completely remove cancerous tumor tissue, without having to send samples off to a lab for testing while the patient languishes on the table.
Be Cautious Going Home After Hurricane Harvey
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As people return to flood-affected homes in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, they need to take precautions to stay safe and healthy, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) says.
Uptick in U.S. Stroke Deaths Sets Off Alarms: CDC
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Progress in preventing stroke deaths in the United States has stalled after 40 years of decline, and may even be reversing, government health officials say.
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