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HealthDay News - March 08, 2016

Pot Smokers May Face 5 Times Greater Risk of Alcohol Abuse

TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke pot may be five times more likely to develop a problem with alcohol, such as addiction, a new study says.

Health Tip: If You Have a Wart

(HealthDay News) -- Warts are skin growths that usually are harmless and can be treated without a doctor's care.

Health Tip: Considering Shoe Inserts

(HealthDay News) -- If you're struggling with foot or leg pain, consider a pair of shoe inserts to provide extra support.

Women in Cardiac Arrest May Be Less Likely to Receive Help

TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women are less likely than men to be helped by bystanders if they suffer cardiac arrest, a new study finds.

Screen High-Risk Adults for Tuberculosis, Experts Say

TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adults at greater risk for latent tuberculosis infection should be screened for the condition, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends.

Pedestrian Deaths in U.S. Projected to Jump 10 Percent

TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Walking in the United States appears to be more hazardous than ever.

Health Highlights: March 8, 2016

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

Study Suggests Causes for Lupus' Impact on Immune System

TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have found new clues that help explain what's going wrong in the immune systems of people with lupus -- insight they hope will lead to new therapies, or help guide current treatment choices.

Lack of Stem Cells May Be Key to Repeat Miscarriages

TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A lack of stem cells in the lining of the uterus may cause recurrent miscarriages, a new study suggests.