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HealthDay News - April 20, 2018

Keep Eating Veggies (and Fruits) for Better Health

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your parents' advice to eat your vegetables has solid science behind it.

Health Tip: Screening for Cancer in Older Adults

(HealthDay News) -- Though a healthy diet and exercising regularly will help prevent cancer as you age, you shouldn't ignore cancer screening tests, the American Cancer Society warns.

Health Tip: Learn Symptoms of Appendicitis

(HealthDay News) -- Appendicitis is a painful inflammation of the appendix. It can be life-threatening if ignored and the appendix ruptures.

Contact Sports May Alter the Brain, Scans Suggest

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There are differences in the brains of athletes who play contact sports and those who play noncontact sports, according to researchers.

Mucus Test May Help Doctors Treat Sinusitis Better

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nasal mucus could provide important clues about chronic sinusitis, researchers say.

U.S. Better Able to Tackle Health Emergencies: Report

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is more ready for health disasters than it was five years ago, but certain regions still lag behind, a new report shows.

Teens Who Cook Set the Table for Healthy Eating as Adults

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teach teens to cook, and they will eat better as adults.

A Big Belly Bad for Your Heart

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even if you're not obese, too much belly fat could harm your ticker, researchers report.

Addictive Opioids Still Overprescribed After Surgery: Study

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors continue to prescribe far too many opioid painkillers to patients following surgery, a new study indicates.

When Does Online Gaming Become an Addiction?

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For most, playing online video games is largely a harmless hobby. But a new review finds that some fall prey to what experts call "internet gaming disorder."

Wrist Device Shows Promise for Hand Tremors

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A wrist device that stimulates nerves in the arm may bring some relief to people with hand tremors, a preliminary study suggests.

Health Highlights: April 20, 2018

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

Even Organic Cotton Tampons Can Cause Toxic Shock: Study

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Although still exceedingly rare, menstrual toxic shock syndrome can be dangerous and has been tied to the use of tampons.