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HealthDay News - September 08, 2017

Health Tip: Symptoms of Sinus Infection

(HealthDay News) -- A sinus infection may be caused by bacteria, viruses or even fungi. Treatment depends on the type of infection, so you should see your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment options.

Getting Physical With a Personal Trainer

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You might think that hiring a personal trainer is a luxury reserved for the rich. But even just a few sessions can add up to big fitness gains and a great return on investment in yourself, according to the American Council on Exercise.

Health Tip: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

(HealthDay News) -- More than 400,000 Americans get sick every year from antibiotic-resistant foodborne bacteria, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Breast-Feeding Linked to Lower Endometriosis Risk

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who breast-fed at least one child appear to have a lower risk for developing endometriosis, new research suggests.

The Best Way to Diagnose a Food Allergy

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Diagnosing a food allergy isn't always simple, but the best way to do it is through an oral food challenge, according to a new study.

Vaccine Campaign in Poor Countries to Save 20 Million Lives

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In poor countries, childhood vaccines will save 20 million lives and $350 billion in health care costs by 2020, a new study says.

Statins May Help People With COPD Live Longer

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs known as statins may have benefits beyond lowering "bad" LDL cholesterol levels. A new study suggests people with chronic lung disease who take these drugs may extend their survival.

Florida Braces for Irma's Onslaught

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As Hurricane Irma continues its rampage through the Caribbean, Florida residents are fleeing -- or bracing for -- the monster storm that will strike their state this weekend.

For City Kids With Asthma, Nearby Green Space Is Key

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Living near a park can help reduce asthma symptoms among children who live in cities, researchers say.

Obamacare Paid Off for Poorer Cancer Patients

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of poor, newly diagnosed cancer patients without health insurance fell in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) but remained high elsewhere, according to a new study.

Guinea Pigs Harbor a Hidden Health Hazard

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Been looking for a reason to turn down your child's pleas for a pet Guinea pig? Dutch researchers say the rodents may carry germs tied to serious pneumonia.

HPV Vaccine May Even Protect Women Who Never Got It

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer adult women are becoming infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), a trend that includes females who have never received the HPV vaccine, a new study reports.

Could Folic Acid Fight a Cause of Autism?

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- By taking folic acid around the time of conception, mothers-to-be may reduce their child's risk of pesticide-related autism, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Sept. 8, 2017

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

Poor Health Habits Add Up to Poor Grades for Teens

FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- American high school students with poor grades are much more likely to have unhealthy behaviors -- including illegal drug use -- than teens at the top of the class, federal health officials say.