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CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly

Germ found in tissues of 2 Brazilian babies who died from the birth defect marked by undersized heads, brains

Dogs' IQs Can Vary, Study Shows

Canines also exhibit signs of dementia that might help shed light on memory, thinking problems in humans

Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study

Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

Health Highlights: Feb. 10, 2016
  • Johns Hopkins Set to Perform First HIV-Positive Organ Transplant in U.S.

  • Supreme Court Blocks Coal-Fired Power Plant Emissions Rules

  • Utah Bill to Remove Taxes on Feminine Hygiene Products Going Before All-Male Committee

Health Tip: If You're Not Hungry

Suggestions to take your mind off snacking

Health Tip: When Is the Right Time for a Nap?

The optimal time for your baby

Horses May Know What You're Feeling, Study Suggests

Looking at photos of human faces, the equines seemed especially attuned to negative emotions like anger

Many U.S. Women Still Smoke Before, During Pregnancy: Report

Smoking puts about 300,000 infants at risk each year, experts say

National Smoking Bans Help Everyone, Especially Nonsmokers: Study

Review of worldwide research finds reductions in heart disease after restrictions introduced

Patient-to-Doctor Spread of Bird Flu Reported in China

But odds are slim that deadly virus will spread easily among people, experts say

Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: Study

But the effect was small and experts say there's no reason to switch to other painkillers

Rise in Marijuana Use Among U.S. Adults Less Than Reported: Study

New research counters 2015 finding that said pot use and related problems doubled over a decade

Skin Infections Common in High School Wrestlers, Study Finds

Germs on mats, helmets are likely culprits, but skin checks and hygiene might help cut risk, experts say

TB Cases Falling for Foreign-Born People in U.S.

Study reports decrease among recent entrants from Mexico, China, India, Philippines and Vietnam

U.S. Dementia Rates Seem to Be Falling, Study Finds

Decades-long review revealed risk of brain disease is dropping, while age at diagnosis is going up

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lengthen Older People's Lives: Study

But those under 35, and especially women, may not reap as much benefit

Allergy Shots Still Effective for Seniors

Researchers say aging immune system doesn't significantly reduce injections' usefulness

Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens

But obesity still rose and physical activity remained the same, study showed

Short Flashes of Light May Treat Jet Lag

Stanford researchers find therapy seems to help people adjust to new time zone faster

Studying Tick Biology With Lyme Prevention in Mind

International team sequences the genome of the disease-spreading deer tick

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