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HealthDay News - February 25, 2016

Health Tip: Did the Bedbugs Bite?

(HealthDay News) -- It's best to spot bedbug infestation at the earliest opportunity, when it's probably easier and less expensive to stop.

Health Tip: Easing Sore Throat Pain

(HealthDay News) -- A sore throat may be among the most uncomfortable and annoying symptoms of a cold, allergy or flu.

In Mice, Scientists Turn Stem Cells Into Sperm

THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists in China say they used mouse stem cells to create functional mouse sperm in the laboratory.

New Cooling Technique Might Aid Brain Surgery: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new cooling technique appears to safeguard a patient's speech centers during brain surgery, a small, preliminary study suggests.

Sleeping Pills May Spell Trouble for Older Drivers

THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older drivers who use the sleeping pill zolpidem, sold widely as Ambien, may have a higher risk of motor vehicle crashes, a new study suggests.

'Preemie' Babies May Face Long-Term Anesthesia Risks

THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children born prematurely may be at risk for complications from anesthesia and sedation at least into young adulthood, a new study suggests.

Gene Abnormality May Be Key to Down Syndrome, Scientists Say

THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've discovered a genetic abnormality that affects brain development in people with Down Syndrome, and they say this finding might lead to new treatments.

Study Details Dire Consequences of Fetal Alcohol Disorders

THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The many behavioral problems experienced by children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders require early attention, a new research review suggests.

Flu Season Continues to Be Mild: CDC

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- This flu season continues to be mild, and the flu vaccine is working better than the one used last season, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

Health Highlights: Feb. 25, 2016

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