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April 11, 2016

Health Tip: Exercise for a Healthier Heart

(HealthDay News) -- It's common knowledge that exercise helps you shed pounds. But it also can help your heart.

Health Tip: Lower Your Risk of Drug Interactions

(HealthDay News) -- Taking drugs that negatively interact with each other can have dangerous consequences. But there are things you can do to lower your risk.

Cheap Tape May Keep Blisters Off Runners' Feet

MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Blisters are the bane of every runner, but a new study suggests that surgical tape may solve the problem.

Life-Saving Health Care in Poor Nations Would Cost $5 Per Person: Study

SUNDAY, April 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of health care that could save the lives of millions of children and their mothers every year would be less than $5 per person, researchers report.

Rural Kids Face Special Challenges When Seriously Ill: Study

MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sick children from rural areas in the United States have more complex medical problems and cost more to treat than urban or suburban kids, a new hospital study finds.

Zika May Be Linked to Autoimmune Brain Disorder, Study Says

SUNDAY, April 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Zika virus may be linked to yet another brain disorder, this one similar to multiple sclerosis, researchers report.

Why Do Some Kids Escape Terrible Genetic Disorders?

MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some severe genetic birth defects, like cystic fibrosis, are considered inescapable, automatically dooming children to disease or disability if they inherit a mutated gene from their parents.

Your Income, Hometown May Be Key to Your Lifespan

MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Where they live and how much they earn significantly affects the average American's longevity, a new study suggests.

Ridding U.S. of Hepatitis B, C as 'Public Health Problem' Possible: Experts

MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Experts say there's real hope in someday ridding the United States of the "public health problem" of hepatitis B and C infection.

Marriage May Be a Cancer Fighter

MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A wedding band may be powerful medicine against cancer, a new study suggests.

Besides Your Lungs, Smoking May Harm Your Job Prospects, Paycheck

MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The "Mad Men" glory days of smoking at work are long gone. Today, smokers have a harder time finding jobs, and earn less than nonsmokers when they do get work, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: April 11, 2016

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