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HealthDay News - May 31, 2016

Migraines Take Toll on Spouse

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you suffer from migraines, your spouse probably suffers, too.

Health Tip: Identifying Varicose Veins

(HealthDay News) -- Varicose veins occur when blood pools in the lower leg because vascular valves don't work sufficiently to promote blood flow back to the heart.

Health Tip: Talk to Your Doctor About Heartburn

(HealthDay News) -- Your doctor can suggest ways to cope with heartburn, but it's up to you to start the conversation.

Most Smokers Don't Stick With E-Cigarettes

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some smokers turn to e-cigarettes with the hope that the electronic nicotine delivery devices will help them give up regular cigarettes.

New Test Helps Identify Rare Genetic Diseases in Newborns

MONDAY, May 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New gene screening methods may greatly improve doctors' ability to quickly diagnose rare genetic diseases in newborns, researchers say.

Most Americans Aware of Zika Threat, But Gaps in Knowledge Remain

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are becoming more informed about the Zika virus, but there are still some large gaps in their knowledge of the mosquito-borne illness that can cause devastating birth defects, a new HealthDay/Harris Pollfinds.

Scans Spot Brain Region That Misfires in Depressed People

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A part of the brain that responds to bad experiences acts in an unexpected way in people with depression, a small study finds.

Health Highlights: May 31, 2016

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

Zika Infections Through Sex More Common Than Thought: WHO

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women planning to become pregnant should wait at least eight weeks before trying to conceive if they or their partner live in -- or are returning from -- areas where Zika virus infections are occurring, U.N. health officials now recommend.