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HealthDay News - February 02, 2016

Health Tip: Help Your Child Kick a Bad Habit

(HealthDay News) -- What's behind your child's bad habit? Figuring out potential causes is key to breaking the bad behavior.

Health Tip: Use Less Heat on Your Hair

(HealthDay News) -- Curling irons and blow dryers may be damaging your hair, and experts say you should avoid them as much as possible.

Stress-Prone Teen Males May Be at Risk of High Blood Pressure Later

MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young men who get stressed out easily appear to have a greater risk of high blood pressure later in life, a new study suggests.

Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of COPD Drug

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used drug may not significantly reduce the amount of time that patients with the lung condition COPD require mechanical help to breathe, a new study suggests.

Scientists Find Stem Cells That Might Repair Skull, Face Bones

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they may be one step closer to using stem cells to replace damaged skull and facial bones in people who experience a head trauma or undergo cancer surgery.

Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDC

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Only about four out of 10 U.S. babies aged 6 months to 23 months are getting vaccinated against the flu, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

Study Pits Antiperspirants Against Underarm Bacteria

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- That antiperspirant may keep you dry, but it might also disrupt the bacterial "community" that resides in your armpits, a new, small study suggests.

Text Messages May Prompt People to Take Their Meds

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) - When patients with chronic diseases get text reminders from their doctor's office to take their medicines, it doubles the chances they will take those drugs as prescribed, a new analysis finds.

Health Highlights: Feb. 2, 2016

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