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February 05, 2016

Health Tip: Chickenpox Can Be Dangerous

(HealthDay News) -- Chickenpox is notoriously contagious, and for some people it can be very dangerous. Women who are pregnant, young children, the elderly and people with a weakened immune system are at greatest risk of complications.

Health Tip: Reducing Your Risk of Concussion

(HealthDay News) -- A concussion occurs when a sharp blow to the head causes a brain injury. About 200,000 people in the United States each year suffer a concussion.

Super Bowl Foods Can Be a Win, Win: Healthy and Delicious

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Super Bowl Sunday is as much about eating as it is about whether the Panthers or the Broncos score the first touchdown.

Do More 'Selfies' Mean More Relationship Woes?

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Posting too many "selfies" on social media might lead to serious problems with your romantic partner, according to a new study.

NFL Linemen Keep Growing, Putting Their Health at Risk, Experts Say

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers gear up for Sunday's Super Bowl 50 showdown, many may be focused on the potential dangers of concussion, but that's not the only health risk football players face.

Many Donor Livers for Sickest Patients Rejected, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's common for transplant centers to reject donor livers for the sickest patients on the transplant waiting list, a new study suggests.

Texting After Dark May Harm Teens' Sleep, Grades

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Instant messaging can be a source of emotional support for teens and help them collaborate on school projects, but new research shows that texting after the lights go out takes a toll on students' sleep quality and academic performance.

Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The booster shot given to pre-teens to ward off whooping cough only works for a short time -- a fact that has played a big role in recent outbreaks in California, a new study finds.

Allergies, Asthma Tied to Lower Risk of Brain Cancer

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with respiratory allergies, asthma and the skin condition eczema may be less likely to develop glioma brain cancer, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Feb. 5, 2016

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

CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex Partners

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with a male sexual partner who has traveled to, or lives in, an area affected by active Zika virus transmission should refrain from sex or use condoms during sex until the pregnancy is over, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised on Thursday.

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