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HealthDay News - January 18, 2016

U.S. Ban on Gun Research Continues Despite Deadly Shootings

MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mass shootings have prompted agony, anger and angst in the United States, causing citizens to ask why these events continue to happen and what can be done to stop them.

Health Tip: Dealing With Mouth Sores

(HealthDay News) -- Mouth sores usually go away on their own within a week, but one that lasts longer should be examined by a dentist or doctor.

Health Tip: Let Kids Dip Into Lunch

(HealthDay News) -- Are your kids getting bored with lunch? Let them take a dip with some healthy foods that are also fun to eat.

Women May Have Better Flu Defenses

MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to fending off the flu, women may have an advantage over men, new research suggests.

More Evidence That Severe Poverty Harms Kids' Health

MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Severe poverty is a threat to young children's health and development, a new study suggests.

Minorities More Likely To Be Diagnosed With Colon Cancer at Younger Age

MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Members of minority groups in the United States are more likely than whites to be diagnosed with colon cancer at younger ages and with more advanced disease, researchers report.

Could Genetics Be Key to a Nation's Happiness?

MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There appears to be a genetic basis for happiness levels in countries around the world, new research reports.

CDC Warns Pregnant Women to Avoid 14 Countries in the Americas

SUNDAY, Jan. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials issued a travel warning late Friday for 14 countries and territories exposed to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to a torrent of birth defects in Brazil.

Could Implanted Sensor Revolutionize Brain Monitoring?

MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Working with rats, researchers say they may have found a more efficient way to measure pressure and temperature inside the skull -- using a tiny, dissolvable sensor.

Health Highlights: Jan. 18, 2016

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

High-Rise Living May Lower Your Chances of Surviving Cardiac Arrest

MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The view from those upper floors may be breathtaking, but it might come with a risky cost: people living on higher floors appear less likely to survive cardiac arrest, a new study found.