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February 09, 2016

Health Tip: Eating Red Meat

(HealthDay News) -- Too much red meat can be bad for your heart and general health. Red meat tends to be higher in both saturated fat and cholesterol.

Health Tip: Eating Iron-Rich Foods

(HealthDay News) -- Iron is a mineral essential for healthy red blood cells. If you don't get enough from a balanced diet, your health can suffer.

Spelling Prowess Relies on Multiple Brain Areas, Study Finds

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The brain relies on several areas on the left side (hemisphere) of the brain to spell words, a new study says.

Alcohol More Harmful for People With HIV, Study Suggests

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking alcohol may be more dangerous for people infected with HIV, a new study suggests.

Allergy Shots Still Effective for Seniors

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Allergy shots can still benefit seniors with allergies, a new study suggests.

Studying Tick Biology With Lyme Prevention in Mind

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who sequenced the genome, or genetic composition, of the Lyme disease-transmitting deer tick hope the achievement will lead to new ways to control the blood-sucking parasites.

Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The severity of metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of health risk factors such as belly fat and poor cholesterol levels -- among U.S. teens has been improving, and researchers believe that healthier diets may be the reason why.

Short Flashes of Light May Treat Jet Lag

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are working on a faster light-based therapy to prevent jet lag.

New Lyme Disease Bacteria Discovered in Upper Midwest: CDC

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new Lyme disease-causing bacteria has been identified in the United States, and it may bring even worse symptoms, health officials said.

Health Highlights: Feb. 9, 2016

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

Why Americans Have Shorter Lifespans Than People in Similar Nations

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Car crashes, shootings and drug overdoses, which cause more than 100,000 deaths a year in the United States, may explain why Americans' life expectancy is lower than in similar countries, a new study suggests.

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