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March 01, 2016

Health Tip: Understanding the Signs of Alzheimer's

(HealthDay News) -- As you age, you may get more forgetful, but Alzheimer's disease is much more than that.

Health Tip: Helping Your Child Choose a Sport

(HealthDay News) -- Sports are a great way for your child to learn important life lessons and team spirit, and to get some exercise.

Earthquake Survivors With PTSD Show Brain Differences

TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There appear to be significant differences in the brains of earthquake survivors with and without post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study by Chinese researchers finds.

Study Finds Shortage of Surgeries in World's Poorest Countries

TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of surgeries worldwide increased over the last decade, but only about one-third are performed in poor countries, a new study reports.

Lawn Mowers Can Cause Severe Injuries to Kids

TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite long-standing safety guidelines, U.S. children continue to suffer severe injuries from both regular power lawn mowers and ride-on mowers, a new Pennsylvania-based study finds.

Experts Undecided on Whether Seniors Should Get Routine Vision Checks

TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's just not enough good data to say whether or not seniors should be routinely screened for vision trouble by their primary care physicians, an influential panel of U.S. experts reports.

Scientists Report Finding 'Gray Hair' Gene

TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've pinpointed the first gene linked with gray hair.

Traffic Pollution Tied to Preterm Birth Risk for Asthmatic Women

TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to high levels of certain traffic air pollutants may increase the risk of preterm birth in pregnant women with asthma, a new study suggests.

Zika Virus Tied to Rare Disorder That Can Cause Paralysis

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Zika virus may cause Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the nervous system, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: March 1, 2016

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

Healthier Arteries May Lower Dementia Risk in Old Age

TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly Americans whose arteries are clear of calcium buildup appear less likely than others to suffer from heart disease or dementia, according to new research.

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