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March 06, 2015

Health Tip: Protect Your Hair From a Water Workout

(HealthDay News) -- Swimming is a great way to get needed exercise, but you may be worried about wrecking your hair in the process.

Health Tip: Teach Children About Dental Hygiene

(HealthDay News) -- Since tooth brushing and flossing are lifelong necessities, teach children properly at a young age and make brushing and flossing a positive experience.

Common Antiseptic Can Prevent Infant Deaths, Study Says

FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using a low-cost antiseptic to clean the umbilical cords of babies born outside of a hospital lowers infant infection and death rates in developing countries, researchers say.

Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma

FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who contract pneumonia during the first three years of life appear to face a higher risk of developing asthma, new research suggests.

Air Pollution Linked to Increased Stroke Risk, Study Says

FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of small-particle air pollution can increase your risk for narrowing of the neck (carotid) arteries, which may raise your risk for stroke, a new study says.

Always Sleepy After the Change to Daylight Saving Time?

FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- You'll lose an hour's sleep overnight Saturday when the clocks spring ahead. But there are a number of things you can do to cope with the switch to daylight saving time, a sleep expert says.

When One Spouse Exercises, the Other May Start, Too

FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you start an exercise program, it might inspire your spouse to do the same, a new study says.

Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla.

FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in the United States are seeing more infants born addicted to narcotic painkillers -- a problem highlighted by a new Florida-based report.

Could Smartphones Lower Intelligence?

FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being too reliant on a smartphone could make lazy thinkers even less inclined to use their brain, a new study suggests.

A Sense of Purpose May Help Your Heart

FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Living your life with a strong sense of purpose may lower your risk for early death, heart attack or stroke, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: March 6, 2015

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