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HealthDay News - February 15, 2016

New Type of Weight-Loss Surgery May Be Less Risky, Cheaper

MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of weight-loss procedure offers an alternative to traditional bariatric surgery for people who are mildly to moderately obese, researchers report.

Health Tip: Pack Essentials for a Flight With Kids

(HealthDay News) -- A long flight can be nerve-wracking for parents with a new baby or young child. But packing a few essentials can make the trip go more smoothly.

Health Tip: Promote Better Sleep for You and Your Partner

(HealthDay News) -- If you or your partner wakes up tired and grumpy, you may need to make a few changes to your sleep environment and bedtime routine.

Sleep Loss May Be Tied to Raised Diabetes Risk in Teen Boys

SATURDAY, Feb. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teen boys who get too little of a particular type of sleep may be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Physically Demanding Job, High Blood Pressure a Bad Mix for Women

MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having a physically demanding job and high blood pressure may triple a woman's risk of heart disease, a new study contends.

Lots of Fish in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Obesity Risk in Kids

MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies whose mothers eat high amounts of fish during pregnancy appear to be at raised risk for obesity in childhood, and pollutants in the fish may drive the effect, a new study finds.

Widely Used Heartburn Drugs Linked to Dementia Risk in Study

MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A popular class of heartburn medications might raise a senior's risk of dementia, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Feb. 15, 2016

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

WHO: Neurological Disorder on the Rise in Zika Zones

MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More cases of the rare but potentially devastating neurological disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome are appearing in some Latin American countries where the Zika virus is also present, according to the World Health Organization.