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March 19, 2015

Health Tip: Taking Care of Your Aging Skin

(HealthDay News) -- Your skin has different needs as you age, and the products, skin care regimen and treatments may need to change.

Health Tip: Evaluating a Weight-Loss Program

(HealthDay News) -- While a weight-loss program can help you shed pounds, it's important to make sure the program is safe and effective.

Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that yoga may help ease depression in pregnant women.

New Drug May Help Keep Hodgkin Lymphoma at Bay

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An FDA-approved drug doubled the amount of time that patients with Hodgkins lymphoma survived without any progression in their disease, a new study shows.

Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to choosing a surgeon and hospital for breast cancer treatment, white patients are more likely to make their selection based on reputation than black and Hispanic patients are, a new study shows.

Cancer Patients Who Smoke, Drink May Face Longer Feeding Tube Use

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking and heavy drinking seem to increase the risk that patients with head and neck cancer will need a feeding tube for an extended time after treatment, new research suggests.

2 Factors Greatly Boost New Moms' Odds of Type 2 Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who develop diabetes during pregnancy, and then gain 11 pounds or more after giving birth, have more than a 40 times higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Plain Packaging Laws Might Spur Smokers to Quit

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Legislation that strips cigarette packaging of all brand-specific design may boost the number of smokers who want to try quitting, a new Australian survey reveals.

L.A. Law Curbing Fast Food Didn't Cut Obesity Rates: Study

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A Los Angeles law that restricts the opening of new fast food restaurants in poor areas has not lowered obesity rates among people who live in those neighborhoods, a new study finds.

Can Fish Oil Help Boys With ADHD Pay Attention?

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may benefit from the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and some vegetable oils, a small European study suggests.

'Ground Zero' Workers at Risk of Autoimmune Diseases: Study

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Recovery workers who toiled at the World Trade Center disaster site may face a heightened risk of rheumatoid arthritis and similar autoimmune diseases, a new study suggests.

Joblessness Triples Odds for Depression in Young Adults

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Unemployed young adults have three times the risk of depression compared to their employed peers, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: March 19, 2015

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