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February 16, 2016

Health Tip: Pay Attention While Walking

(HealthDay News) -- Walking while distracted can be as dangerous as distracted driving.

Health Tip: Putting Medicine in Your Eyes

(HealthDay News) -- You may be wary about applying those new eyedrops prescribed by your doctor.

Panel Undecided on Screening All Kids for Autism

TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's just not enough good data to determine whether there's value in routinely screening all young children for autism, an influential panel of U.S. health experts said Tuesday.

Study: You Can Predict Which Male Teens Will Live With Their Future Kids

TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's possible to determine how likely it is that male teens will live with their future children, researchers report.

Cholesterol in Eggs May Not Hurt Heart Health: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The once-maligned egg may not be a heartbreaker after all, new research suggests.

Acupuncture May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, Study Finds

MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture may help ease pain and improve quality of life for people with fibromyalgia, a new study suggests.

Social Groups May Lengthen Retirees' Lives

TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Staying socially active by joining book clubs or church groups may add years to your life after retirement, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Feb. 16, 2016

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

In Fight Against Zika Virus, Officials Consider Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As the Zika virus continues to spread fear and potentially devastating health problems throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, scientists are weighing the use of a controversial weapon -- genetically modified mosquitoes.

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