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March 04, 2016

Health Tip: Is Your Child Stressed?

(HealthDay News) -- Children and teens aren't immune to stress. But can parents recognize the warning signs?

Health Tip: Smoking Can Affect Your Vision

(HealthDay News) -- Your vision is no less immune than the rest of your body to the potential dangers of smoking, experts say.

Loose-Fitting Football Helmets Tied to Worse Concussions in Teens

FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High school football players wearing loose helmets suffer worse concussion effects than players whose helmets fit properly, new research suggests.

After Hip Replacement, Therapy at Home May Be Enough

FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Surgeons often recommend outpatient physical therapy to help hip replacement patients get moving again, but researchers report that a home exercise program may work just as well.

Misconceptions About Acne Still Common

FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There are still plenty of negative and mistaken beliefs about people with acne, a new study finds.

Black Women's Hair Styling Choices Can Cause Hair Loss

FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hair styling practices may be causing black women to experience hair loss, which is a major problem that often goes undiagnosed, a new survey finds.

New Tests May Help Combat Melanoma, Expert Says

FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic and molecular tests can be valuable in helping to diagnose and treat deadly melanoma skin cancer, a dermatologist says.

Safe Treatments Available for Expectant Moms' Skin Conditions

FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There are a number of safe and effective ways to treat chronic skin conditions in pregnant women, a dermatologist says.

Women Often Overestimate Odds That Early Breast Cancer Will Return, Spread

THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many women treated for early breast cancer overestimate the odds of it spreading to another organ, and those fears can diminish their quality of life, new research suggests.

Can Certain 'Poor Carb' Diets Raise Nonsmokers' Lung Cancer Risk?

FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even people who've never smoked can get lung cancer, and a new study suggests their risk for the disease may rise if they eat a diet rich in certain carbohydrates.

Heavy Coffee Drinkers Show Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who drink a lot of coffee may have a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), a new large study suggests.

Psychosis Plus Pot a Bad Mix: Study

THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People diagnosed with psychosis will probably have a longer, harder struggle to maintain their mental health if they're regular marijuana users, British researchers report.

Scientists Report Insights Into Zika Virus and Birth Defect

FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Zika virus may cause the birth defect microcephaly by targeting certain brain stem cells and stunting their growth, researchers report.

Health Highlights: March 4, 2016

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