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HealthDay News - February 12, 2016

Another STD Spurs Concern

FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's yet another sexually transmitted infection that doctors and patients need to watch out for -- Mycoplasma genitalium.

Health Tip: If You're a Diabetes Caregiver

(HealthDay News) -- Being a diabetes caregiver is a tough but rewarding job. Just like many responsibilities, it takes training and practice to do it well.

Health Tip: Set up a Safe Changing Table

(HealthDay News) -- While it may be easier to change a baby's diaper while up high on a changing table, there are risks with having baby at that height.

Uncorrected Eye Problem Linked to Learning Issues for Preschoolers

FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preschool children with uncorrected farsightedness are at risk for literacy problems, new research suggests.

Valentine's Day Can Still Be Sweet for Loved Ones With Diabetes

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If your sweetheart has diabetes or prediabetes, get creative and celebrate Valentine's Day without chocolates or a fancy restaurant meal, an expert says.

Study Ties Parents' Criticism to Persistent ADHD in Kids

FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Constant criticism from parents reduces the likelihood that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will have fewer symptoms by the time they reach their teens, a new study suggests.

Could a Lung Cancer Drug Work Better With Coke?

FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with the leading form of lung cancer may be able to look to Coca-Cola Classic to solve a common medicinal challenge, new research suggests.

Women With Asthma May Be Prone to Fertility Problems: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with asthma may take longer to get pregnant and have a lower pregnancy rate than those without the lung disease, new research suggests.

Researchers Probe Colombia's Claim of No Birth Defects Linked to Zika

FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- At first glance, it seems like a small ray of hope in the ongoing Zika epidemic hitting Latin America.

Gene Discovery Could Point to New Lyme Disease Test: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A distinctive genetic signature in people with Lyme disease could lead to new ways to diagnose the illness, scientists report.

CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant Women

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are shipping test kits for the Zika virus to health departments around the country. They are to be used by pregnant women returning from Latin America and the Caribbean, where the virus may be to blame for severe birth defects.

Health Highlights: Feb. 12, 2016

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