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HealthDay News - August 24, 2016

Health Tip: Losing Hair After Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- Hormonal changes cause some new moms to lose hair after pregnancy. But there are things women can do to help their hair look fuller.

Health Tip: Explaining Circuit Training

(HealthDay News) -- Circuit training offers a fast-paced exercise regimen that moves quickly between different stations designed to work different areas of your body.

Medical Marijuana's Pain Relief May Work Better for Men

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking a joint provides greater pain relief to men than to women, a new study indicates.

Cheap Face Masks Little Help Against Air Pollutants

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Inexpensive cloth masks offer little protection against air pollution, a new study suggests.

Kids' Mild Brain Injury Can Have Long-Term Effects

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young people who suffer even mild head trauma are more likely to have serious issues later on, including psychiatric problems and premature death, a new study suggests.

Diabetes Drug May Help Kids With Autism Fight Unwanted Pounds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The diabetes drug metformin may help overweight children and teens with autism slim down, a new study suggests.

Cancer on Course to Become Top Killer of Americans

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer is on track to become the leading cause of death in the United States, closing in on heart disease as America's number one killer, a new government study shows.

Five More Cases of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Five more cases of locally transmitted Zika infection were confirmed by Florida health officials on Tuesday, including one in the Tampa Bay area.

Health Highlights: Aug. 24, 2016

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