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HealthDay News - September 07, 2017

Get Your Kids to Eat Smart at School

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Your kids eat healthful meals at home, but what about when they're at school?

No Easy Road Back for Ebola Survivors

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of people who survive an infection with the Ebola virus struggle with ongoing disabilities, including significant limitations in thinking, vision and the ability to move, new research shows.

Health Tip: Fuel Your Child With a Good Breakfast

(HealthDay News) -- Many experts say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Heath Tip: Keep Up on Car Recalls

(HealthDay News) -- Got an older car?

Daydreaming Behind the Wheel

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many people catch themselves daydreaming, but new research reveals it often happens when they're behind the wheel of a car.

Sleep Apnea Wreaks Havoc on Your Metabolism

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People who leave their sleep apnea untreated for just a short time may face a higher risk of spikes in blood sugar levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, a new study finds.

Remember This: A Healthy Body Keeps the Mind Sharp, Too

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Want to stay sharp as you age? A healthy lifestyle can help, according to a new American Heart Association/American Stroke Association advisory.

Can a Digital Doctor Help You Sleep?

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you've been having trouble getting some sleep, a new online therapy program may help ease your insomnia, a new study says.

As Irma Aims for Florida, Residents Prepare for the Worst

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean on 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.

You're Only as Full as You Expect to Be

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- How filling you think a meal will be can affect how much you eat later, a small study found.

Can't Afford the Dentist? You're Not Alone

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nobody loves a trip to the dentist, but for many middle-aged Americans even basic dental care is now financially out of reach, a new poll finds.

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.

Statins Help Healthy People Lower Their 'Bad' Cholesterol

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statins reduce the risk of heart disease and death in otherwise healthy people who have very high levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol, a long-term study finds.

Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Quiet 'Voices' in Schizophrenia

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A therapy that stimulates a region of the brain linked to language may help quiet the hallucinatory "voices" that often plague schizophrenia patients, new research suggests.

Mom-to-Be's Antidepressants Tied to Kids' Psychiatric Woes

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers took antidepressants during pregnancy may be at increased risk for psychiatric disorders themselves, a new study suggests.

Sleepless Nights Plague Many Women in Middle Age

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Lots of middle-aged American women are fretfully counting sheep each night, new research shows.

Here's the Recipe to Keep Colon Cancer at Bay

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For reducing colon cancer risk, whole grains and regular exercise are a must, while processed meats and alcohol should be limited, a large research review finds.

Health Highlights: Sept. 7, 2017

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

Acid Reflux? Try Going Vegetarian

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A mostly vegetarian diet may provide relief similar to widely used medications for people with acid reflux, a new study suggests.