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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Skin Infections Common in High School Wrestlers, Study Finds
TB Cases Falling for Foreign-Born People in U.S.
Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study
Horses May Know What You're Feeling, Study Suggests
Dogs' IQs Can Vary, Study Shows
Health Highlights: Feb. 10, 2016
Health Tip: When Is the Right Time for a Nap?
Health Tip: If You're Not Hungry
CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly
U.S. Dementia Rates Seem to Be Falling, Study Finds
Weight-Loss Surgery May Lengthen Older People's Lives: Study
Lasting Damage Seen in LGBT Teens Who Suffer Harassment
Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: Study
Patient-to-Doctor Spread of Bird Flu Reported in China
Many U.S. Women Still Smoke Before, During Pregnancy: Report
National Smoking Bans Help Everyone, Especially Nonsmokers: Study
Rise in Marijuana Use Among U.S. Adults Less Than Reported: Study
Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes
Eye Defects Seen in Some Babies Born With Zika-Linked Microcephaly
Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study Finds
VA Hospital Care Improving, Study Suggests
Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar Nations
Frequent Monitoring May Keep Alcohol Offenders Sober
Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study
New Lyme Disease Bacteria Discovered in Upper Midwest: CDC
Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens
Homemade 'Dewshine' Can Be Deadly
Studying Tick Biology With Lyme Prevention in Mind
Allergy Shots Still Effective for Seniors
Short Flashes of Light May Treat Jet Lag
Health Highlights: Feb. 9, 2016
Health Tip: Eating Red Meat
Health Tip: Eating Iron-Rich Foods
White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus
Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines
Doctors Should Screen Teens for Major Depression, U.S. Task Force Says
Do the Seasons Affect How We Think?
Poor REM Sleep May Be Linked to Higher Risk for Anxiety, Depression
Study Ties School Calendar to Asthma Flare-Ups
Many in Hospice Don't Get Medical Visit in Last 2 Days of Life: Study
PSA Testing Differs Among Primary Care Doctors, Urologists
Alcohol More Harmful for People With HIV, Study Suggests
Spelling Prowess Relies on Multiple Brain Areas, Study Finds
Study Links Concussion to Higher Risk of Later Suicide
Brain Cells in Mice May Reveal Clues to Your Sighs
Is Fat From Another Area of Body Safe for Breast Reconstruction?
Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: Study
Health Highlights: Feb. 8, 2016
Health Tip: Restrict Your Diet Before Colonoscopy
Health Tip: Protect Against Group B Strep During Pregnancy
Vacation Weight Gain Can Lead to 'Creeping Obesity,' Study Finds
Super Bowl Safety: Protect Kids From Toppling TVs
CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex Partners
Breast Cancer Survivors Vulnerable for Thyroid Tumors, and Vice Versa: Study
Record Heat, Drought May Explain Zika Outbreak in Brazil: Research
Surviving Spouse Still Influenced By the Other
CDC: Black Americans With HIV Still Less Likely to Get Ongoing Medical Care
Wildfires May Boost Ozone Levels in Cities: Study
Allergies, Asthma Tied to Lower Risk of Brain Cancer
Texting After Dark May Harm Teens' Sleep, Grades
Many Donor Livers for Sickest Patients Rejected, Study Finds
Do More 'Selfies' Mean More Relationship Woes?
Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks
NFL Linemen Keep Growing, Putting Their Health at Risk, Experts Say
Super Bowl Foods Can Be a Win, Win: Healthy and Delicious
Health Highlights: Feb. 5, 2016
Health Tip: Chickenpox Can Be Dangerous
Health Tip: Reducing Your Risk of Concussion
Could IVF Raise Children's Odds for Blood Cancer?
Racial Disparity in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows: Study
'Obese' May Not Always Equal Unhealthy: Study
Meditation May Ease Pain, Anxiety From Breast Cancer Biopsy: Study
Daily Bit of Chocolate in Pregnancy May Help Mom, Baby
High-Dose Statins May Ease Macular Degeneration for Some
ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends
Steroids Might Help More Than Just Very Premature Babies: Study
Exercise May Prevent Harmful Falls in Men
Too Much, Too Little Sleep During Pregnancy May Prompt Weight Gain
Depression May Boost Seniors' Risk for Heart Disease, Stroke
Head Injuries May Explain Henry VIII's Erratic Behavior, Study Suggests
Majority of Americans and Canadians Expects Cancer Cure in Their Lifetime
Bear Belly Might Hold Clues to Obesity in Humans
Health Highlights: Feb. 4, 2016
Health Tip: Pack Your Car With Winter Weather Essentials
Health Tip: Understanding Metabolism
Red Cross Takes Steps to Keep Zika Virus Out of Blood Supply
Should Tackling Be Banned From Youth Football?
Head Injuries Tied to Buildup of Alzheimer's Plaques, Small Study Finds
Legionnaires' Disease Can Transmit Person-to-Person, Case Suggests
Diabetes Drug May Not Help Obese Women Have Normal-Weight Babies
Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Garden of Life RAW Meal Products: CDC
Parent's Depression May Harm Child's Grades, Study Finds
When Seniors Stop Driving, Poorer Health May Be a Passenger
Michelangelo Likely Had Arthritis, Medical Experts Say
Cell Treatment Boosted Mice's Life Span by a Third
Young Black, Hispanic Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients Face Worse Outcomes: Study
New Drug Shows Promise Against Severe Sinusitis
Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Won't Raise Seniors' Dementia Risk: Study
Surgical Safety Checklists May Shorten Hospital Stays, Save Lives
Time to Follow-Up After a Positive Colon Cancer Test Varies by Hospital
Health Highlights: Feb. 3, 2016
Health Tip: Taking an Antidiarrheal Drug?
Health Tip: Prevent Heel Pain
Texas Health Officials Report Sexually Transmitted Case of Zika Virus
Sitting for Hours May Raise Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Millions of Pregnant Women Put Their Babies at Risk With Alcohol: CDC
Seafood Might Protect Brain in People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's
Child Abuse at Daycare, Youth Groups Rarer Than Thought: Survey
Bedbug Gene Mapping May Yield Critter's Secrets
For Super Bowl Fans, Flu Can Be an Unwanted Catch
U.S. Gun-Related Murder Rate 25 Times Higher Than Other Nations
Patient Care Doesn't Suffer When Surgical Residents Work More: Study
Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDC
Babies Born Late May Be at Risk for Complications: Study
Scientists Piggyback Experimental HIV Vaccine on Cold Viruses
Text Messages May Prompt People to Take Their Meds
Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of COPD Drug
Study Pits Antiperspirants Against Underarm Bacteria
Scientists Find Stem Cells That Might Repair Skull, Face Bones
Health Highlights: Feb. 2, 2016
Health Tip: Help Your Child Kick a Bad Habit
Health Tip: Use Less Heat on Your Hair
WHO: Zika Virus an International Health Threat
New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: Study
Study: Small Bump in Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Might Harm Baby
Stress-Prone Teen Males May Be at Risk of High Blood Pressure Later
Weight Loss Starting at Midlife Tied to Later Dementia Risk in Study
Long-Term Pot Use May Make Word Recall Tougher in Middle Age
Girls Who Eat More Fiber May Face Lower Breast Cancer Risk Later: Study
Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?
Study: Causes of Gulf War Illness Pinpointed
Fitness Could Raise Survival After First Heart Attack
Views of Green Space Help Students Perform Better: Study
Many Depressed Teens Don't Get Follow-Up Care
Air Pollution Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth
Homeless Youth More Likely to Visit Drop-In Center Than Shelter
Painkillers Don't Ease Disability Due to Nerve Damage: Study
Health Highlights: Feb. 1, 2016
Health Tip: Ready to Run a Trail?
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in the Bathroom
Combative Patients a Hazard for Paramedics
Dogs Read Faces Much Like Humans Do, Study Finds
U.S. Weighs Changes to Blood Donations in Response to Zika Virus Outbreak
Face-to-Face Still Trumps Texts for Social Closeness, Studies Find
Study Links Diabetes, Obesity in Moms-to-Be to Higher Autism Risk in Kids
Newer Treatment May Be Easier on Children With Brain Tumors
Older, Sicker Patients Admitted to Hospitals on Weekends, Study Says
FDA Warns of Lead Poisoning Risk From Cosmetic Clay
Boys Victims of Dating Violence, Too
Chemical That Can Irritate Lungs Found in Flavored E-Cigarettes
Suicide, Drugs Only Partly to Blame for Rising Deaths of Middle-Aged U.S. Whites
'Til Weight Loss Do Us Part?
Resistance to HIV Drug Growing, Study Finds
Mistakes During Delivery Rarely Cause Newborn Brain Damage, Study Contends
Study Confirms Eating Disorders' Deadly Toll
Poorer Black Patients Have Lower Survival From Esophageal Cancer
Zepatier Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C
Health Highlights: Jan. 29, 2016
Health Tip: Don't Use Smartphone in the Bedroom
Health Tip: Shed Poor Eating Habits
Zika Vaccine Efforts Get Boost From Prior Research
Sleepless Nights Might Raise Women's Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Exercise Has Its Limits for Losing Weight, Study Finds
Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: Study
Too Few Older Adults Tell Doctors About Memory Loss: Study
Immunity Genes for E.Coli Found
Higher Fiber Intake May Improve Lung Function
Study Finds No Proof of 'Seasonal' Depression
Mental Disorders Increasing for Younger Smokers
More Women Killed by Someone They Know in States With High Gun Rates
Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics: CDC
Wearable Electric Patch May Ease PTSD
Prenatal Antidepressant Use Not Linked to Infant Heart Defects: Study
Bedbugs Biting Back Against Insecticide
Halaven Approved for Advanced Soft Tissue Cancer
Health Highlights: Jan. 28, 2016
Health Tip: Getting Healthier After Cancer
Health Tip: Protect Your Pets During a Snowstorm
Did Studies Lack Key Data on Link Between Antidepressants, Youth Suicides?
Small Number of Doctors Trigger Big Share of Malpractice Payouts
Eating Certain Fruits, Veggies May Help a Bit With Weight Control
New Kidney Transplant Drug Cuts Risk of Earlier Death: Study
MS Drug Tied to Higher Risk for Potentially Deadly Brain Virus
Brain Protein Might Offer New Clues to Alzheimer's Treatment
Scientists Uncover Clues to Origins of Schizophrenia
HIV Can Persist in Body Despite Drug Therapy
Soy May Counter Effects of BPA in Women Undergoing Fertility Treatments
Melanoma Strikes Earlier If Indoor Tanning Begins in Teens: Study
New Transplant Technique Might Free Type 1 Diabetics From Daily Injections
Too Much Social Media Could Mess Up Your Sleep, Study Finds
Excess Weight Has 'Unexpected' Effect on Puberty Onset in Boys
Too Sedentary? There's an App for That
Seniors Need to Take Extra Care in the Cold
Appalachia Cancer Rates Higher Than Average, But Shrinking
Health Highlights: Jan. 27, 2016
Health Tip: Lead a Healthier Lifestyle
Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Eyes