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HealthDay News - January 22, 2019

4 Exercises for a Better Back

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- To strengthen your back -- the most commonly injured part of the body -- it's important to condition both the muscles in it and the ones that support it, notably the abs.

How to Fight Norovirus, the 'Cruise Ship' Germ

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it's infiltrating a cruise ship, a restaurant or a college dorm, the norovirus is often in the news. It's the leading cause of illness from contaminated food in the United States.

Health Tip: Diagnosing Alzheimer's Early

(HealthDay News) -- If a loved one has symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, he or she should visit a doctor for a formal evaluation.

Health Tip: Control Your Blood Pressure

(HealthDay News) -- Uncontrolled high blood pressure is dangerous and could even lead to death, the American Heart Association says.

Blood Test Might Yield Early Warning of Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Leaky blood vessels in the brain may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease, researchers say.

'Poop Transplants' May Help Ease Painful Colitis

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease triggering pain and bloody stools, and it can raise the odds for colon cancer.

Eating Before Bedtime Won't Send Blood Sugar Levels Soaring

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Avoiding food before bedtime probably won't help your blood sugar levels and health, a new study suggests.

HPV Vaccine Even Helps Women Who Didn't Get It: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) is highly effective in young women -- and may even offer some protection to those who don't get it, a new study suggests.

Will Healthy Seniors Benefit From Daily Aspirin?

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Daily low-dose aspirin is recommended for heart attack survivors or people at increased risk, but up to now experts have discouraged the practice for aging individuals in good health.

Health Highlights: Jan. 22, 2019

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

Body Size May Influence Longevity in Women, But Not Men

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a new study finding that's bound to make tall, thin women happy: Their body size and their gender make it more likely they will reach the milestone age of 90 than either men or shorter, heavier women.