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August 05, 2016

Health Tip: Using a Neti Pot

(HealthDay News) -- A Neti pot can help clean clogged sinuses and offer relief from nasal congestion.

Health Tip: Limit Kids' Exposure to 'Virtual Violence'

(HealthDay News) -- Exposure to violence from TV and video games affects children's behavior, so it's a good idea for parents to limit what kids view.

Timing of Autism Diagnosis Tied to Choice of Treatment

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children diagnosed with autism before age 4 are more likely to get behavioral therapy and less likely to be treated with drugs than those diagnosed later on, a new study says.

Zika Won't Pose Risks at the Olympics: Health Experts

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil won't trigger a global spread of Zika virus, with little risk of potentially infected competitors and spectators sparking widespread local transmissions back in their home countries, public health experts say.

Smog May Shorten Lives of Lung Cancer Patients

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution may shorten the lives of lung cancer patients, a new study suggests.

Zika: Why Brazil, Why Now

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brazil, by a wide margin, has been the country hit hardest by the ongoing Zika virus epidemic and its potential for birth defects.

Underweight Seniors May Have Added Alzheimer's Risk

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having a lower weight may increase older adults' risk of the memory-robbing disorder Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture may benefit people who have memory loss, but don't yet have dementia, suggests a review by Chinese researchers of five earlier studies.

Think Before You Sext: 1 in 4 Shares What You Send

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most people who "sext" expect their erotic images and messages to remain private, but nearly one in four recipients shares them, a new study finds.

Half of U.S. Women Weigh Too Much Before Getting Pregnant

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More women are starting their pregnancies heavier than ever before, U.S. health officials report.

Body Acceptance Rises for Women

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- American women seem more satisfied with their weight now than they were 30 years ago, preliminary new research indicates.

Health Highlights: Aug. 5, 2016

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

Officials: Aerial Spraying Working Against Miami Mosquitoes

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Aerial spraying is killing many mosquitoes in a part of Miami where the insects have been linked to 15 cases of Zika infection, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

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