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March 11, 2015

Health Tip: Spot the Symptoms of Scalp Psoriasis

(HealthDay News) -- Scalp psoriasis may be confused with dandruff, but the two conditions can cause a host of differing symptoms.

Health Tip: Build a Fitness Support System

(HealthDay News) -- A strong support system can help you stay motivated as you work toward your health and fitness goals.

6 in 10 Americans Interested in Genetic Testing, Survey Finds

WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of Americans taking part in a new poll said they'd be interested in genetic testing to see if they or their children are at risk for serious illnesses.

Brainpower Peaks in Different Ways as People Age, Study Finds

TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For everyone over 40 who fears that their mind is slowly failing them, a new study suggests that older brains are better than younger brains in some ways.

Many Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of all pregnant women gain more weight than recommended during pregnancy, a new study finds.

Perhaps Genghis Khan's Greatest Legacy: Millions of Descendants

WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- He helped build an empire stretching across Eurasia, but Genghis Khan's most enduring legacy may be genetic, a new study suggests.

Some Emotions May Spur Urge to Pick or Pull at Skin, Hair, Nails

WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Boredom, frustration and impatience can trigger chronic skin-picking, nail-biting, hair-pulling and other repetitive behaviors in some people, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: March 11, 2015

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