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HealthDay News - February 23, 2016

Health Tip: Enjoy Family Fun

(HealthDay News) -- Make time each day to enjoy family gatherings, to keep members close and healthier.

Health Tip: Are You Allergic to Dust Mites?

(HealthDay News) -- If you're sneezing and sniffling all the time, tiny dust mites sharing your space may be to blame.

Decline in Senses Affects Nearly All Seniors, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly all older U.S. adults have an age-related decline in at least one of their senses, a new study finds.

Parents' Depression, Anxiety May Contribute to Kids' Fussy Eating

TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preschool children whose parents have depression and/or anxiety may be more likely to be fussy eaters, a new study suggests.

Steroid May Be Safe, Effective Gout Treatment, Study Finds

MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A steroid pill may be as good as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for treating painful gout, new research suggests.

Obama Asks Congress for $1.9 Billion to Battle Zika Virus

MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- President Barack Obama on Monday asked Congress for $1.9 billion to help stem the spread of the Zika virus.

Health Highlights: Feb. 23, 2016

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

Prenatal Use of HIV Drug May Slow Child's Development Slightly

TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission during pregnancy may slow language development slightly in children, a new study suggests.

Could Adults' Expectations Drive Up ADHD Diagnoses in Kids?

TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have risen globally, and adults' unreasonable expectations of young children could be one reason why, researchers suggest.

CDC Researchers Join Hunt for Zika Clues in Brazil

TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teams of American and Brazilian scientists will travel on Tuesday to areas of Brazil hit hard by the Zika virus, in hopes of confirming a link between Zika and a severe infant birth defect.