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HealthDay News - March 23, 2016

Health Tip: Preparing for a Pedicure

(HealthDay News) -- Getting a pedicure may seem routine, but without precautions you may be putting your health at risk.

Health Tip: Breakfast Is Essential

(HealthDay News) -- If your kids tend to head out the door without breakfast, that's a habit you'll want to change. Breakfast is an essential start to the day.

The Sounds You Make Eating May Be a Diet Aid

TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to cut back on how much you eat, it might be a good idea to keep things quiet during meals, researchers suggest.

Birth Control Pills Linked to Fewer Severe Knee Injuries in Teen Girls

WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teen girls who take birth control pills may be less likely to seriously injure their knees than those who don't take the pill, a new study suggests.

Study Finds No Heart Risk From SSRI Antidepressants

WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Widely used antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) don't appear to raise the risk for heart trouble among young and middle-age patients, a large analysis suggests.

Less Than 3 Percent of Americans Live a Healthy Lifestyle

TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Do you get a moderate amount of exercise, eat right, keep from piling on fat and avoid smoking? Congratulations, you're among the 2.7 percent of Americans who do so, according to a new study.

Heavy Pot Use Tied to Social, Money Troubles in Mid-Life

WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged adults who've smoked a lot of pot for a long time may find themselves with lower paying, less skilled and less prestigious jobs, a new study finds.

Gaps in Care Can Harm Patients After Heart Attack

WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack patients who wait a long period to have a follow-up medical appointment after leaving the hospital are less likely to take their medications as prescribed, endangering their health.

Women Who Survive Childhood Cancer Stand Good Chance of Having Kids: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive childhood cancer after receiving chemotherapy stand a good chance of having children, but the same doesn't appear to be as true for men, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: March 23, 2016

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

Paying for Kidneys Might Boost Donor Rate, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If offered $50,000, nearly three out of five Americans would part with a kidney, a new study finds.