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HealthDay News - April 15, 2016

Health Tip: Keep a Diabetes Diary

(HealthDay News) -- If you're diabetic, keeping track of blood sugar levels, food, weight and exercise can be overwhelming. That's when keeping a diary becomes a good idea.

Health Tip: Stop Eating When You're Full

(HealthDay News) -- Kids' activities -- from sports to parties --- often are centered around snack times. But is there anything you can do to prevent overeating?

Spring Allergies? Don't Assume It's Only Pollen

FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Spring allergy season is here, so if you know your triggers you can start reducing your symptoms, experts say.

The ABCs of Safe BBQing

FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Barbecue season is here, and with all those well-seasoned meats also comes a risk of fires and burns, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) cautions.

The Keys to an Effective Apology

FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Simply saying "I'm sorry" isn't always enough, researchers report.

Diabetes Steals Years, Adds Disabilities

THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with diabetes die earlier and suffer longer with disabilities than men and women without the blood-sugar disease, researchers are reporting.

Only Half of Rectal Cancer Patients Get Recommended Treatment: Study

FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the increasing use of a standard therapy for rectal cancer in the United States, only slightly more than half of patients receive it, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: April 15, 2016

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

U.S. Health Experts Debate Advice to Women Once Zika Virus Arrives

FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Following U.S. health officials' announcement earlier this week that the Zika virus can definitely cause birth defects, many of those same experts are now locked in an unprecedented debate.