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HealthDay News - March 03, 2016

Health Tip: Eat a Healthier Lunch

(HealthDay News) -- Want to eat healthier? Lunch is a great meal to start with.

Health Tip: Planning Ahead When You're a Caregiver

(HealthDay News) -- If you're the caregiver for someone with a serious illness, you shouldn't avoid discussion of sensitive issues, such as quality of life, finances and advance directives.

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.

ADHD Meds Tied to Lower Bone Density in Kids

THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children on medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have lower bone density than their peers, a new U.S. study suggests.

Poor Sleep May Not Add to Cholesterol Problems, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleepless nights don't appear to be linked to an increase in cholesterol levels, a new study indicates.

Happiness Might Sometimes Harm Your Heart, Study Finds

THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- On rare occasions, a very joyful event might harm your heart, a new study suggests.

Climate-Related Changes in Food Production Could Lead to 500,000 Deaths

THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The effects of climate change on food production could lead to the deaths of more than half a million adults in 2050, researchers estimate.

Monkeys Move Robotic Wheelchairs With Their Thoughts

THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who made it possible for monkeys to operate a robotic wheelchair using only the monkey's thoughts say the technology might eventually be used by severely disabled people.

Lazy Weekends May Boost Body Fat, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Playing couch potato on the weekends may be even worse for your weight than working at a desk all week, new research suggests.

Protein-Heavy Meals Make You Feel Fuller, Sooner: Study

THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There may be something to those high-protein diets, with a new study finding that protein does make you feel full sooner.

Health Highlights: March 3, 2016

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

Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Linked to Reduced Risk of Certain Cancers

THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking low-dose aspirin every day may lower the overall risk of cancer by 3 percent, mostly because of larger reductions that were seen in the risk for colon and gastrointestinal tumors, researchers are reporting.