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March 02, 2016

Health Tip: Help Prevent Back Pain During Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- If back pain prevents you from getting a good night's sleep, your position and mattress may be to blame.

Health Tip: Keep Germs Away From Your Toothbrush

(HealthDay News) -- Your toothbrush is key to keeping your mouth clean, so make sure it's not full of germs.

Low Vitamin D Levels May Signal More Aggressive Prostate Cancer

WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer may be more aggressive in men who are deficient in vitamin D, new research suggests.

Vitamin D While Pregnant Won't Boost Most Infants' Bone Health, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy does not improve a baby's bone density, according to a new British study.

Study Questions Link Between Multiple Moles, Risk for Melanoma

WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's commonly thought that people with many moles may be at heightened risk for skin cancer, including melanoma. But a new study found that patients with melanoma skin cancer often had few moles, and no abnormal moles.

Steroid Shot for Hip Pain May Carry Infection Risk If Too Close to Surgery

WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who've received a steroid injection for hip pain should wait at least three months before having hip replacement surgery, a new study suggests.

Ovarian Cancer Is More Than One Disease: Report

WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ovarian cancer isn't a single disease, but rather a number of different malignancies involving the ovaries, an expert U.S. panel says.

Health Highlights: March 2, 2016

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

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