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HealthDay News - February 11, 2016

Health Tip: Plan Family Meals and Exercise

(HealthDay News) -- To help keep your family healthier physically and emotionally, plan to do things together.

Health Tip: Eat Wisely During Cancer Treatment

(HealthDay News) -- People being treated for cancer often have a weakened immune system, making them more vulnerable to infection. This makes food safety particularly critical.

Gains in Kid's Health Coverage Continue, But Many Still Uninsured

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a significant increase in the number of American children with health insurance, many still lack coverage, a new study reveals.

Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with bipolar disorder who have a history of being abused or neglected as children may have more severe symptoms and a higher risk of suicide, new research suggests.

Lasting Damage Seen in LGBT Teens Who Suffer Harassment

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens who experience severe harassment can suffer from serious mental health problems, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Feb. 11, 2016

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

Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Still Poorly Understood: Report

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists and doctors still lack good insight into Gulf War illness and other health problems plaguing U.S. veterans of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War, a new report says.

More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene Test

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of young women with breast cancer are being tested for the BRCA gene mutations that substantially raise the risks of breast and ovarian tumors, a new study shows.

CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in Brazil

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Traces of the Zika virus have been identified in the tissue of two babies who died in Brazil from a birth defect marked by underdeveloped heads and brains, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.