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HealthDay News - August 23, 2016

Health Tip: Pack Healthier Lunches

(HealthDay News) -- Eating healthier foods at work or school doesn't have to involve sacrificing variety or taste.

Health Tip: Shop for the Freshest Fish

(HealthDay News) -- Fish is a healthy addition to your menu, but it's important to keep it fresh.

'Bagpipe' Lung Infection Kills Piper

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A British bagpipe player died after contracting a lethal fungal infection from his instrument, researchers say.

Average Lifespan Longer for Twins

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Twins live longer than other people, and their close social connection may be a major reason why, a new study says.

Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children under the age of 14 who play football are at risk of concussions, and a small study suggests that high-magnitude head impacts are more likely to occur in practices than in games in this age group.

Climate Change May Prolong Smog Season in Southeast U.S.

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The southeastern United States may have high levels of ozone air pollution for a longer time each year due to climate change, a new study suggests.

Banned PCB Chemicals Still Tied to Autism in U.S. Kids

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to relatively high levels of PCBs in the womb may have an increased risk of developing autism, a new study suggests.

Breast-Feeding Rates Climb, But Many Moms Quit Early: CDC

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even though most new moms in the United States begin breast-feeding their babies at birth, many stop sooner than recommended, a new study finds.

Scans Show Range of Zika-Linked Infant Brain Defects

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High-tech imaging is revealing a wide variety of brain defects in newborns whose mothers were infected with the Zika virus.

Health Highlights: Aug. 23, 2016

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