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HealthDay News - March 17, 2016

Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthy Family Vacation

(HealthDay News) -- Vacations don't have to be all about junk food and rest. An active vacation can promote fitness and healthier eating for the whole family.

Health Tip: Take Charge of Your Health

(HealthDay News) -- Medical errors can happen to anyone, but there are things you can do to reduce your risk.

School Breakfast Programs Vital, Even if Some Kids Also Eat at Home

THURSDAY, March 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Students who eat two breakfasts are less likely to become overweight or obese than those who skip the morning meal, according to a new study.

Biking or Walking to Work Helps Keep You Fit

THURSDAY, March 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Walking, cycling or taking public transit to work helps middle-aged adults lose body fat and weight, new research suggests.

More Young Americans Support Gay Adoption: Survey

THURSDAY, March 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young Americans increasingly favor adoption rights for gays and lesbians, with three-quarters of females and two-thirds of males now voicing support, according to a new government report.

Scientists Pick U.S. Cities Where Zika Might Hit This Summer

THURSDAY, March 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some major U.S. cities, including New York City and Los Angeles, could face outbreaks of the Zika virus this summer, scientists say.

Health Highlights: March 17, 2016

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

More Healthy Foods Offered in School Lunches, Study Finds

THURSDAY, March 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- American kids are getting more healthy food choices in school lunches, a new study finds.

Neighborhood Rats as Depressing as Crime, Study Finds

THURSDAY, March 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rat infestations may harm the mental health of people who live in poor neighborhoods to the same extent as abandoned homes, violence and drug dealing, a new study suggests.