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February 18, 2016

Health Tip: Prevent Cooking Fires

(HealthDay News) -- Most cooking fires are easily prevented if you take a few precautions.

Health Tip: Let Kids Prepare Breakfast

(HealthDay News) -- Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it's a good idea to have kids create their own nutritious start.

Stroke's Aftermath Often Worse for Women, Minorities: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone can be laid low by stroke, but a new study finds that the road back to health may be tougher for female and minority patients.

Study: Getting Patients Out of Bed Soon After Stroke Is Good Medicine

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It may be good for hospitalized stroke patients to be taken out of bed for frequent but short periods of movement, researchers report.

Stroke Patients Often Can't Name Doctor, Grasp Treatment Plan: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many stroke patients can't identify their doctor, which may increase the likelihood that they won't understand their medication or care plan, researchers report.

Many Stroke Patients Prefer Video Follow-Up Versus Phone Call

THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of stroke patients would prefer a video call, instead of a phone call, when their doctor follows up with them after they leave the hospital, a small study finds.

Post-Stroke Caregiving at Home Tops $11,000 a Year: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The time spent caring for an older stroke survivor in the home totals about 22 hours a week, or more than $11,000 a year, a new study finds.

Stroke Survivors Develop Seizures, Study Confirms

THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seizures are common in the years following a stroke, a new study found, with nearly one in six survivors requiring hospital care after a seizure.

Spiders' Size Exagerrated in Minds of Those Who Fear Them

THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're frightened of spiders, in your mind's eye they may seem much bigger than they really are, a new Israeli study finds.

Teething Makes Babies Cranky, But Not Sick: Review

THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teething can make babies miserable, but it rarely causes fevers above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, or any other signs of illness, a new review finds.

Smoking's Grip Adds to Misery of the Homeless

THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking is common among the homeless, and it's costing them a large share of what little money they have, a new study finds.

Finding Suggests Zika Virus Can Move From Mother to Child During Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that suggests the Zika virus can move from a pregnant woman to her unborn child, Brazilian researchers report the virus was present in the amniotic fluid of two women whose infants were diagnosed with the birth defect microcephaly.

Severe Gum Disease May Boost Death Rate of Kidney Disease Patients

THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Severe gum disease increases the risk of death in chronic kidney disease patients, a new study suggests.

U.S. Travelers Seek More Zika Details

THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Zika virus outbreak isn't stopping Americans from visiting other countries, but many travelers want more information about the virus, a new survey finds.

Health Highlights: Feb. 18, 2016

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