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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


Lasting Damage Seen in LGBT Teens Who Suffer Harassment

Severe cases were tied to high risk for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder


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