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March 23, 2015

Smog Plus Pollen May Mean Even More Sneezing

SUNDAY, March 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain air pollutants may boost the potency of a birch tree pollen that plays a big role in seasonal allergies, researchers say.

Health Tip: Boost Balance With the Right Shoes

(HealthDay News) -- Balance can be a big problem for seniors. If you're not steady on your feet, you're at greater risk of falling.

Health Tip: Cancer Treatment Makes Foodborne Illness a Bigger Concern

(HealthDay News) -- People being treated for cancer are more vulnerable to foodborne illness and its serious complications.

Medicaid Expansion Spotted Many Undiagnosed Diabetes Cases

MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people with newly diagnosed diabetes increased by 23 percent in states that expanded the number of low-income people who are eligible for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a new study reports.

Opossums May Come to Humans' Rescue for Snake Anti-Venom

SUNDAY, March 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Wouldn't it be great if humans were immune to snakes' venom? Well, opossums are, and scientists are studying the mammals with an eye to creating a new and better venom antidote.

Smoking May Be Linked to Prostate Cancer's Return

SATURDAY, March 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking doubles the risk that prostate cancer will return after surgery for the disease, a new study suggests.

Chef's Input Helps Make School Meals Healthier, Study Finds

MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a professional chef's input improves the fruit and vegetable selection in school cafeterias, leading students to eat more of those healthy foods, a new study finds.

Vitamin D Supplements Might Slow Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests

MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests.

Colorado's Legal Pot Is Potent, and a Little Dirty

MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New lab tests on Colorado's legal marijuana suggest that the state's weed supply is more potent than ever, and also a little dirty.

ADHD Children May Gain More From Family-Centered Care

MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), receiving more family-centered, compassionate care may be more effective than standard care, a new study found.

Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Some Parkinson's Pain for Years

MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with Parkinson's disease who undergo deep brain stimulation may experience long-term pain relief, a small, new study from Korea suggests.

Health Highlights: March 23, 2015

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

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