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HealthDay News - March 30, 2016

Health Tip: Watch for Mental Health 'Red Flags' in Kids

(HealthDay News) -- Children and teens aren't immune to stress and mental health issues, and parents should be aware of potential warning signs.

Study Explores Mechanism Between Zika Virus, Birth Defects

WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've discovered how the Zika virus might cause severe brain and eye birth defects.

Could a Low-Risk Surgery Help Your Chronic Heartburn?

TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A minimally invasive surgery to treat chronic heartburn is safer than generally believed, and could be a desirable alternative to long-term use of acid reflux medications, new research indicates.

Breakfast in School Classrooms Expands Participation, Not Waistlines

WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of New York City kids eating free breakfasts in public school classrooms is growing, but the obesity rates are not, a new study finds.

Is Your Doctor Trustworthy? Past Records Tough to Find, Experts Say

TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans would want to know if their doctor has a troubled past, but getting that information is difficult, a new report finds.

Genes May Link Risks for Pot Use, Depression

WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A genetic risk for marijuana dependence may be associated with a higher inherited risk for major depression, according to a new study.

Caregivers Often Give Up Necessities to Cover Alzheimer's Costs

WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease means caregivers often skimp on their own food and medical care, and even sell their belongings to support their loved one, a new report released Wednesday shows.

Health Highlights: March 30, 2016

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Study Asks, What Is a 'Good Death'?

WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- At the end of their lives, most people want peace, as little pain as possible, and some control over how they die, a new research review finds.