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March 23, 2018

Even Short Bursts of Activity Can Boost Long-Term Health

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Simply climbing a single set of stairs, walking around the block or taking a three-minute jog can improve a middle-aged person's health, even when such activity is spread across the day, new research suggests.

Another Downside of Weight Gain: Toenail Fungus

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Piling on pounds is bad for your health from head to toe.

Unchecked Air Pollution a Death Sentence for Millions: Study

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Quicker action to cut fossil fuel emissions and slow climate change could prevent as many as 153 million premature deaths worldwide this century, new research contends.

The Benefits of Moving More

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In the battle of the bulge, it's not just getting exercise that matters -- what you do when you're not formally working out counts, too.

Health Highlights: March 23, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Health Tip: Find the Best Places to Nap

(HealthDay News) -- While napping can't replace a good night's sleep, it can offer a quick recharge in the midst of a busy day.

7 Household Items That May Fight Age Spots

(HealthDay News) -- Age spots are small brown patches that can develop on your hands and face as you grow older. They can be caused by sun damage or changes in hormone levels.