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HealthDay News - September 12, 2017

The Truth About Exercise and Calorie Burn

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When you consider that a hot fudge sundae can top 500 calories, 30 minutes of walking at a slow pace will barely make a dent in undoing the damage.

Health Tip: Leading Causes of Food Poisoning

(HealthDay News) -- More than a million Americans each year suffer the symptoms of food poisoning, including nausea and vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever and dehydration.

Health Tip: Stay Safe on the Road

(HealthDay News) -- More than 400 people will die and another 48,400 will be injured seriously enough to require medicalattentionin car crashes duringany holiday weekend, the U.S. National Safety Council estimates.

Florida Confronts Irma's Aftermath

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- First Texas, now Florida.

ER Visits for These 3 Health Woes Don't Have to Happen

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, thousands of Americans end up in hospital emergency rooms for problems that could have been avoided, new research shows.

HPV Test Alone OK for Cervical Cancer Screening Over 30: Expert Panel

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An influential U.S. panel of health experts is boosting support for the HPV test as a routine part of cervical cancer screening.

New Guideline Aims to Help Doctors Diagnose Head, Neck Masses

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Neck masses are common in adults, but the cause is often hard to pinpoint. Now, doctors have a new guideline to help them make that call.

Take a Stand Against Sitting Too Much

MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Days spent sitting for hours may increase your risk for an early death no matter how much you exercise, researchers say.

Clues to MS May Lurk in Gut Bacteria

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Certain types of bacteria in the gut may play a role in the progression of multiple sclerosis, according to researchers working with mice.

Hurricanes May Have Longer-Lasting Impact on Kids

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children may have a more difficult time coping with the devastating hurricanes that have recently hit the United States, an expert says.

Widening Waistlines May Raise Women's Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Excess belly fat increases older women's risk of some cancers, new research suggests.

It's Time to Kick Fido Out -- of Bed, That Is

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's time to reclaim your bed and send your pets packing -- at least at night.

Cancer Drugs' High Prices Not Justified by Cost of Development, Study Contends

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Excusing the sky-high price tags of many new cancer treatments, pharmaceutical companies often blame high research and development (R&D) costs.

Could Hormone Supplements for Menopause Make a Comeback?

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The door may be opening again for menopausal women suffering from hot flashes and night sweats to receive some relief from a source once thought too dangerous to consider, researchers say.

Many May Get Hospice Care Too Late

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a growing list of debilitating symptoms during the final months of life, most seniors never receive end-of-life hospice care -- or they delay doing so until their last few weeks of life, new research finds.

Is an Occasional Drink OK During Pregnancy?

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- During the nine months of pregnancy, many pregnant women have wondered -- would one or two glasses of wine reallyput my baby at risk?

Health Highlights: Sept. 11, 2017

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

'Microbiomes' May Hold Key to Kids' Ear Infections

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Recurrent ear infections are the bane of many children -- and the parents who have to deal with their care.