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HealthDay News - February 22, 2016

Health Tip: Take Stock of Your Eating Habits

(HealthDay News) -- If you're trying to lose weight, taking a look at your eating habits is a good place to start.

Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Low Back Pain?

(HealthDay News) -- Low back pain is among the most common reasons for missing work. About 80 percent of people have the condition at some point during their lives, U.S. government statistics show.

Small Weight Loss Yields Large Rewards, Study Finds

MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Shedding just a few pounds can lower the risk of serious health problems in obese adults, a small study suggests.

Canadian Medical Panel Advises Against Routine Colonoscopy

MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A panel of medical experts in Canada has advised against the use of colonoscopy as a routine colon cancer screen in people at low risk for the disease.

Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: Study

MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ten years of vaccinating against human papillomavirus (HPV) has cut infections from this cancer-causing virus by 64 percent among teen girls, U.S. health officials report.

Estrogen for Vaginal Symptoms OK for Breast Cancer Survivors: Experts

MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who've battled or survived an estrogen-dependent form of breast cancer often encounter vaginal symptoms linked to their treatment, especially around the time of menopause.

More Hospitals Offer Donor Breast Milk to Help Preemie Babies

MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More hospitals give tiny preemies donated breast milk instead of formula, and the babies appear to benefit from it, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Feb. 22, 2016

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