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Health Highlights: Aug. 26, 2016
Doctors Divided on Safety, Use of Electronic Cigarettes
Early Virus Raises Asthma Risk in Certain Kids: Study
Even a Little Exercise May Help Stave Off Dementia
FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika
First Days of Preseason Practice Pose Big Heat Risks for College Football Players
Friendships Matter if You Want to Lose Weight
Health Tip: Keeping Foods Separate During Grilling
Health Tip: Make Sure Kids' Shoes Fit Well
Hopes Dashed for Rare Bone Cancer Treatment
More Americans Can Afford Medications Under Obamacare: Study
New Take on Man's Friendship With Fido
Sex Partner With No Zika Symptoms Transmits Virus: CDC
Take Special Care With Hydrogen Peroxide Contact Lens Solution
Teach Your Kids to Pick, Prepare and Pack Their School Lunch


Health Highlights: Aug. 25, 2016
'Pretend Mommy' Program Doesn't Deter Teen Pregnancy
Amphetamines Polluting Some Urban Streams: Study
Animal Research Yields Clues to Sexual Spread of Zika
Autism-Linked Genes Often Differ Between Siblings
Coffee Cravings May Spring From Your DNA
For Uncontrolled Tremor, Ultrasound Instead of Brain Surgery?
Health Tip: Help Kids Get Enough Exercise
Health Tip: Work Through Chronic Pain
Many Teens 'Vaping' for Flavor, Not Nicotine
Mideast Violence Erasing Decades of Health Gains
Music Therapy Helps Preemie Babies Thrive
New Case of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida
Serious Heart Problem a Family Matter
Survey Says: Hair Transplants Make Men Look Younger
Synthetic Fentanyl Fueling Surge in Overdose Deaths: CDC


Health Highlights: Aug. 24, 2016
Adult-Onset Asthma Might Raise Heart Risks
Blood Test Might Someday Predict Your Stroke Risk
Cancer on Course to Become Top Killer of Americans
Cheap Face Masks Little Help Against Air Pollutants
Could Weight-Loss Surgery Boost Odds of Preemie Birth?
Diabetes Drug May Help Kids With Autism Fight Unwanted Pounds
Excess Weight Tied to Higher Risk for Many Cancers, Experts Say
Five More Cases of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida
Health Tip: Explaining Circuit Training
Health Tip: Losing Hair After Pregnancy
Kids' Mild Brain Injury Can Have Long-Term Effects
Medical Marijuana's Pain Relief May Work Better for Men
Season of Conception May Affect Fetal Brain Growth
Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness
Stress May Take Greatest Toll on Younger Women's Hearts: Study
Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows


Health Highlights: Aug. 23, 2016
'Bagpipe' Lung Infection Kills Piper
ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids
Average Lifespan Longer for Twins
Banned PCB Chemicals Still Tied to Autism in U.S. Kids
Breast-Feeding Rates Climb, But Many Moms Quit Early: CDC
Climate Change May Prolong Smog Season in Southeast U.S.
Fast Action Can Prevent Sepsis Death: CDC
Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection
Health Tip: Pack Healthier Lunches
Health Tip: Shop for the Freshest Fish
Patent Monopolies Driving High U.S. Drug Prices: Study
Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects
Use of Cancer-Linked Fibroid Device Declines After FDA Warning
Veterans' Painkiller Abuse Can Raise Odds for Heroin Use
Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice


Health Highlights: Aug. 22, 2016
Clinton Edges Trump on Health Care, Survey Finds
Food, Even Water Can Spoil When the Power Goes Out
Head Injury Screening Tests Approved
Health Tip: Early to Bed Before Back to School
Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School
Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics in Kids Might Help Spur Type 1 Diabetes
Mouse Study Suggests Stem Cells May Reverse Stroke Damage
No More Than 6 Teaspoons of Added Sugars a Day for Kids
TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through
Teen Student-Athletes Often Unfit, Overweight
To Keep Teens Slim, Focus on Health not Weight
Too Few Female Urologists to Meet Aging Patients' Demand
Truth or Fib? When Kids Say They're Too Sick for School
Unhappy at Work in Your 20s, Unhealthy in Your 40s?


Couples At Risk During 'Divorce Season'
Family Trumps Friends in Extending Seniors' Lives


Teen Cyberbullies More Apt to Be Friends Than Strangers
Twitter Broadening Discussions About Death, Grief: Study


Health Highlights: Aug. 19, 2016
'Business Diet' a Bad Deal for the Heart
Does Your Child Need Eyeglasses?
Early to Bed, Early to Rise a Back-to-School Challenge
Fewer Cancer-Causing Chemicals in E-Cigs Than Regular Cigarettes: Study
Five Local Zika Cases Reported in Miami Beach
Genes Might Explain Hispanics' Added Longevity
Health Tip: Eating Healthy on a Family Trip
Health Tip: Squash Stress Before Bed
Is Compromise More Likely When Women Are Part of the Decision?
Kitchen Cooking Burns a Real Danger for Kids
Possible Cases of Local Zika Transmission in Miami Beach
Put Vaccines on Kids' Back-to-School List
Richer Houses Home to Wider Range of Bugs
Steroid Treatments May Boost Preemies' Risk of Eye Problems
Survey Finds Support for Limits on Indoor Tanning
Think Safety When Picking, Packing School Backpacks


Health Highlights: Aug. 18, 2016
10 Easy Ways to Build Activity Into Your Workday Routine
Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk
Could Diet in Pregnancy Raise Child's Odds for ADHD?
Early Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Continue to Fall in U.S.: Study
Fatty Fish May Curb Eye Risks for Diabetics, Study Finds
Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk
Health Tip: Managing Anemia With Iron
Health Tip: Poor Vision in One Eye
Improper Use of Contact Lenses Can Trigger Serious Eye Damage, CDC Says
Knee Surgery Rarer, but Problems More Likely, for Minority Patients
Many Hispanics, Poor Still Without Health Insurance: Report
Peanut Allergy Treatment: The Earlier in Childhood, the Better
Smoking Bans in Affordable Housing Benefit All: Study
Two Genes Might Help Predict Breast Cancer Survival
Who Drinks More -- Couples or Singles?
Zika Kills Vital Nervous System Cells in Adult Mice, Study Finds


Health Highlights: Aug. 17, 2016
2 Kids an Hour Hurt in Strollers, Infant Carriers
7 Ways to Avoid Serious Injury From School Sports
Anemia Boosts Stroke Death Risk, Study Finds
Antipsychotic Meds Pose Little Danger to Fetus, Study Finds
Child Abuse May Shorten Some Women's Lives
Child Dies in Hot Car Almost Once a Week
Depression Common After Time Spent in ICU
Doctors Report Probable Zika Transmission Via Blood Transfusion
Health Tip: Keep Teen Drivers Safer
Health Tip: Sealing Teeth to Help Prevent Cavities
Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay
Kids With Mild Asthma Can Take Acetaminophen: Study
Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD
New Moms' Hair Loss Usually Temporary, Expert Says
Sleep Is Key to College Success


Health Highlights: Aug. 16, 2016
Celiac Disease Risk May Be Tied to Time, Place of Birth
Do Angioplasty Patients Really Need Beta-Blocker Drugs?
Don't Lose Sleep Over Screentime at Night
Fewer Advanced Alzheimer's Patients on Feeding Tubes
Health Tip: Boost Your Health With Exercise
Health Tip: The Pluses of Using an Insulin Pump
Heart Health May Hinge on Easy Access to Fresh Food
Injected Drug May Help Fight Osteoporosis in Women
Injuries at Indoor Trampoline Parks Jump
Pay Gaps Persist for Female Doctors Across the U.S.: Study
Quitting Smoking May Gain You Friends
Study Finds Links Between Chronic Pain, Depression in Couples
Texas Reports 1st U.S. Case of Zika From Travel to Another State
U.S. College Kids Drink More, Smoke Less Than Others Their Age
Unhealthy Habits May Cost Canadians 6 Years of Life
Women's Cancer Risk Rises With Years Spent Overweight


Health Highlights: Aug. 15, 2016
Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Up Risk of ADHD in Kids
Babies Often Put to Sleep in Unsafe Positions
Blood Pressure-Lowering Diet May Help Treat Gout
Cancer Now Leading Killer in 12 European Nations
Exercise Not an 'Antidote' to Too Much Sitting, Heart Experts Say
Granddaddy of Sharks May Live to 400
Health Tip: Do Your Homework Before Dining Out
Health Tip: Know Your Risk of Stress Fracture
Heat Waves Hit Seniors Hardest
How Long Will You Live? Look to Your Parents
New Guidelines Set Safe Surgery Margins for Some Breast Cancers
Paying Smokers to Quit May Pay Off
This Key Neighborhood Factor May Help Smokers Quit
Too Many Public Defibrillators Out of Reach When Needed


Surviving Freshman Year 101


Taking a Bike Ride? Don't Forget Your Helmet
Zika Not Changing Most Americans' Florida Travel Plans: Poll


Health Highlights: Aug. 12, 2016
ADHD Common Among College Students Who Misuse Stimulant Drugs
Brain Relies on Two Timekeepers for Sleep
Cancer Survivors More Prone to Obesity, Study Finds
Ditch Your Car, Ride Your Bike and Check Your Scale
Gay, Lesbian Teens More Likely to Suffer Rapes, Attacks: CDC
Health Tip: Locking Your Child in a Hot Car
Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Hardened Arteries
Keep Your Kids Active and Injury-Free
Scientists Zero in on Brain Area Linked to 'Parkinson's Gait'
Sending Kids Off to College Doesn't Have to Be Tearful
Sky-High Temperatures Inside 'Bounce Houses'
Where Do Americans Buy Most of Their Junk Food?
Will 'Unloading' Shoes Help Your Arthritic Knees?
Zika Not Changing Most Americans' Florida Travel Plans: Poll


Health Highlights: Aug. 11, 2016
'Brain Training' Helps 8 Paralyzed People Regain Some Movement
4 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac
AAA: Road Debris a Mounting Danger on U.S. Highways
Health Tip: Buy the Right Running Shoes
Health Tip: Young Men Shouldn't Scrimp on Nutrition
How to Get Your Child Ready for a Successful School Year
Infertility Patients' Mental Health Problems Often Unaddressed
Long-Term Health Effects of Atom Bomb on Japan Not as Bad as Feared: Study
Steep Rise in U.S. Babies Born to Opioid-Addicted Mothers
Study IDs 2 Zika Virus Proteins Linked to Microcephaly
Surgery Effective Against Immune Disorder That Weakens Muscles
Treating Early Symptoms of MS May Extend Time to Diagnosis
U.S. DEA Denies Request to Ease Federal Pot Rules
U.S. Kids Don't Make the Grade on Heart Health
White House Transfers $81B to Continue Zika Vaccine Research
Would Weaker Beer Help Reduce Alcohol's Harms?


Health Highlights: Aug. 10, 2016
4 More Cases of Local Zika Infection Reported in Miami Area
5 Tips to Help Teens Get Needed School-Year Zzzzzs
Addiction Risk Low for Seniors Taking Post-Op Opioids: Study
After-Hours Work Email No Friend of the Family
Depression Can Stalk Families Through Generations
Dogs Having Tough Time Maintaining Fertility
Drivers Take Care! Kids Are Heading Back to School
For Aging Blacks, 'Golden Years' Often Marred by Disability
Frozen Embryos May Boost Pregnancy Odds for Some Women
Health Tip: Learn About Salmonella
Health Tip: Use Cold Therapy to Ease Arthritis
Keep Illicit Drugs, Booze Out of the Home to Lower Teens' Addiction Risk: Study
Obesity May Be Bad for the Brain, Too
Serious Infections Tied to Suicide Risk
Tougher U.S. Air Standards Would Be Lifesavers: Study
Young People With Epilepsy Struggle on Many Fronts


Health Highlights: Aug. 9, 2016
6 Million Americans Drink Water Tainted With Toxic Chemicals: Report
Adults Hold Key to Preventing Kids' Drownings
Ancient Tools Offer New Clues to Skills of Early Humans
Do Hospital ICUs Raise Costs Without Boosting Survival?
Doctors Urged to Prescribe Lower Doses of Opioids, No Refills
Fake Xanax Cut With Potent Pain Med Can Be a Killer
Fidget Your Way to a Healthier Heart
Giving Brings a Health Dividend
Health Tip: Exercising in the Heat
Health Tip: When it Takes Too Long to Fall Asleep
Most Sick, Aging Americans Live Far From In-Home Care
Regular Exercise: Antidote for Deadly Diseases?
Task Force Calls for More Study Into Risks, Benefits of Kids' Cholesterol Screening
What Mom-to-Be Eats Determines Bugs in Baby's Gut: Study
Zika Linked to Deformed Limbs in Newborns
Zika May Have Caused Death of Texas Newborn


Health Highlights: Aug. 8, 2016
Climate Change May Bring More Tainted Shellfish to Northern Seas
Diet Supplement May Help Prevent Kidney Stones: Study
Does 'Cupping' = Success for Olympic Athletes?
Drowsy Driving Causes 1 in 5 Fatal Crashes: Report
Even Poorer Nations Not Immune to High Blood Pressure
Flint Water Crisis Taking High Toll on Health, Productivity
Health Insurance Status May Affect Cancer Patients' Survival
Health Tip: Did You Strain Your Hamstring?
Health Tip: Don't Forget About Your Teeth During Vacation
Obamacare's Medicaid Expansions May Be Improving Care
Online Video Games May Boost High School Students' Academic Skills
Starting Monday, FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors
Sugary, High-Fat Western Diet Tied to Denser Breast Tissue
U.S. Maternal Death Rate Is Rising
When It Comes to West Nile, Robins Do It, Cardinals Don't
Why Teens Choose E-Cigarettes


The Safest Way to Get to School Is a Big Yellow Bus


How to Have Fun -- and Stay Safe -- at the Beach or Pool


Health Highlights: Aug. 5, 2016
Body Acceptance Rises for Women
Brief Return of Concussion Symptoms Normal Part of Recovery: Study
Don't Shrug Off Shoulder Safety When Playing Summer Sports
Half of U.S. Women Weigh Too Much Before Getting Pregnant
Health Tip: Limit Kids' Exposure to 'Virtual Violence'
Health Tip: Using a Neti Pot
Heavy Drinking Might Harm the Lungs
Mental Illness May Make Teens Vulnerable to Drugs, Alcohol
Officials: Aerial Spraying Working Against Miami Mosquitoes
Smog May Shorten Lives of Lung Cancer Patients
Think Before You Sext: 1 in 4 Shares What You Send
Timing of Autism Diagnosis Tied to Choice of Treatment
Underweight Seniors May Have Added Alzheimer's Risk


Health Highlights: Aug.4, 2016
3 Zika Vaccines Effective in Monkeys
Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss: Study
Are Tinder Users Tender About Their Looks?
Better Detection Key to Rising ALS Cases in U.S.
Blindness Biggest Fear for Many Americans
Focusing on Future Helps People Save
Health Tip: Coping With a Toothache
Health Tip: Need More Energy?
Lack of Pharmacy Access May Send Some Seniors Back to Hospital
Smoking Rates Still High in Some Racial Groups, CDC Reports
Some Advanced Kidney Cancer Patients May Postpone Treatment
Toddlers at High Risk of Chemical Eye Burns: Study
Vitamin D Levels May Fall When Women Stop Taking Birth Control
When Diabetes Strikes, Get Moving to Lower Risk to Eyes
Zika Won't Pose Risks at the Olympics: Health Experts
Zika: Why Brazil, Why Now


Health Highlights: Aug.3, 2016
1 in 5 Opioid Users Also Might Be Abusing Seizure Drug: Study
Amish Lifestyle Brings Unexpected Benefit: Less Asthma
Average American 15 Pounds Heavier Than 20 Years Ago
FDA: Anti-Aging, Skin-Lightening Products May Contain Mercury
Health Tip: Meditating at Bedtime
Health Tip: Warning Signs of Nerve Damage
Heart Risk Factors Rise Before Menopause
Heating Luggage Sends Bedbugs Packing
Hitting the Highway? Keep Safety in Mind
Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Seniors Has Some Form of Disability
Rx for Seniors' Health: Upbeat View, Less Stress
Sickle Cell Trait Not Linked to Early Death in Study
Study Links Sleep Problems to Stroke Risk, Recovery
Success of 'Cervical Stitch' May Depend on the Thread: Study
U.S. Launches Early Trial of Zika Vaccine


Health Highlights: Aug.2, 2016
Babies' Sleep 'Twitching' May Aid Their Development
Breast-Fed Preemies Do Better on Skills Tests: Study
CDC Awards $16M in Fight Against Zika
Diabetes Drug Victoza Might Not Help Advanced Heart Failure Patients
Few Seniors Go Online for Health-Care Needs
Health Tip: If You Have Pain in Your Shins
Health Tip: Opt for Healthier Beverages
Insurance, Distance Often Prevent Breast Reconstruction After Cancer
Is All That Flossing Really Worth It?
Job Seekers, Employers Agree: Face-to-Face Interviews Are Best
Newer Treatments Can Make Scars Less Scary
Stressed Dads Can Affect Kids' Development
Study Dashes Millennials' Reputation as Hookup Generation
Task Force: Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended
Tell-Tail Clues to Dog 'Wagging' Disorder


Health Highlights: Aug.1, 2016
4 Out of 5 Kids With Epilepsy Have Other Health Problems: Study
Age-Related Declines Evident Before 60
Ban on Indoor Tanning by Minors Not Working: Study
Fat May Not Hike Heart Attack Risk: Study
Generic Biologic Drugs Seem as Effective as Originals
Health Tip: Protect Kids During Summer
Health Tip: Reap the Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training
Hearing Test May Predict Autism Risk Sooner: Study
High Doses of Fish Oil Might Help Healing After Heart Attack
Injuries Soar as Trampoline Parks Expand
Lots of Red Meat, an Earlier Grave?
Miami's Zika Infections Up to 14: Officials
Order Lunch Early, Lose Weight Later?
Scientists Spot 15 Regions of Human DNA Linked to Depression
Some Foods 'Pawsitively' Off Limits for Pooches
The Mystery of the Female Orgasm Solved?
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