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Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes
But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say

Eye Defects Seen in Some Babies Born With Zika-Linked Microcephaly
Doctors should check these infants with abnormally small heads for vision problems, researchers say

Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study Finds
Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years

VA Hospital Care Improving, Study Suggests
Death rates for three major conditions are similar to non-VA medical centers

Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar Nations
Study finds shootings, crashes and drug overdoses contribute to a 2-year gap in life expectancy

Frequent Monitoring May Keep Alcohol Offenders Sober
South Dakota program is credited with reducing deaths and is now headed to other parts of the U.S.

Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study
During pregnancy, risk of serious complications and death from the illness intensifies

New Lyme Disease Bacteria Discovered in Upper Midwest: CDC
Infection may trigger nausea, vomiting and a more widespread rash, officials say

Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens
But obesity still rose and physical activity remained the same, study showed

Homemade 'Dewshine' Can Be Deadly
2 teens have already died from toxic mix of soda and racing fuel, expert says

Studying Tick Biology With Lyme Prevention in Mind
International team sequences the genome of the disease-spreading deer tick

Allergy Shots Still Effective for Seniors
Researchers say aging immune system doesn't significantly reduce injections' usefulness

Short Flashes of Light May Treat Jet Lag
Stanford researchers find therapy seems to help people adjust to new time zone faster

Alcohol More Harmful for People With HIV, Study Suggests
Even moderate drinking linked to higher risk for death and alcohol-related health issues

Spelling Prowess Relies on Multiple Brain Areas, Study Finds
Researchers say at least three regions of left hemisphere are involved

Health Highlights: Feb. 9, 2016

Health Tip: Eating Red Meat
Watch how much you consume

Health Tip: Eating Iron-Rich Foods
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