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HealthDay News - March 16, 2016

Health Tip: Use Proper Lifting Technique

(HealthDay News) -- Lifting heavy things without the proper technique is an easy way to hurt your back.

Health Tip: Make Sure Your Child's Car Seat Is Safe

(HealthDay News) -- The safest car seat for your child depends on factors including your child's age and weight, and your particular car.

An Expert's Guide to Sneezin' Season

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- This could be a bad spring allergy season and people with allergies need to be prepared, an expert warns.

Review Finds Mixed Success With Hemophilia Treatment

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Though the past 50 years have brought major treatment advances, men with severe hemophilia are still at high risk for bleeding and physical disability, experts say.

Antibiotic Resistance Common in Kids' Urinary Tract Infections

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many kids who develop urinary tract infections tied to the E. coli bacteria are now failing to respond to antibiotic treatment, a new review warns.

Many With Irregular Heartbeat Missing Out on Stroke-Preventing Treatments

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors know that a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation increases the odds for stroke. But less than half of "a-fib" patients at highest risk for stroke are prescribed recommended blood thinners by their cardiologists, new research finds.

Obesity Linked to Higher Asthma Risk in Women

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As weight rises, so too does the risk for asthma, U.S. health officials report.

Genetic Tests May Not Change People's Unhealthy Ways

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic tests that predict people's risk for disease are becoming more common, but a new analysis suggests that having that information doesn't mean people act on it.

Scientists Assess Risk to Pregnant Women Infected With Zika

TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say there's more evidence supporting a link between the Zika virus and a serious birth defect.

Health Highlights: March 16, 2016

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