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HealthDay News - August 18, 2016

Health Tip: Managing Anemia With Iron

(HealthDay News) -- Iron deficiency is a common cause of anemia, the lack of a protein called hemoglobin that's needed to carry oxygen-rich blood throughout your body.

Health Tip: Poor Vision in One Eye

(HealthDay News) -- Amblyopia, sometimes called lazy eye, occurs when the brain seems to favor one eye at the expense of the other. This leads to impaired vision in the affected eye.

Peanut Allergy Treatment: The Earlier in Childhood, the Better

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment for peanut allergies may work better if it's given to children earlier, even as young as 9 months, before the body's "allergic program" fully matures, new research suggests.

Who Drinks More -- Couples or Singles?

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who are married or live together drink less than single people, according to a new study.

Zika Kills Vital Nervous System Cells in Adult Mice, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Zika virus kills neural stem cells in the brains of adult mice, giving clues to its effects on the human brain, researchers say.

Two Genes Might Help Predict Breast Cancer Survival

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The activity of two genes may help predict certain breast cancer patients' chances of survival and guide their treatment, British researchers report.

Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking calcium supplements with the hope of keeping osteoporosis at bay may raise an older woman's risk of dementia, a new study suggests.

Many Hispanics, Poor Still Without Health Insurance: Report

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite an overall rise in health insurance coverage among all Americans, Hispanics, low-income earners and younger adults are still likely to be uninsured, a new survey finds.

Health Highlights: Aug. 18, 2016

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