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September 01, 2016

Health Tip: Visit Your Local Farmer's Market

(HealthDay News) --If you want to eat more fruits and vegetables, head to your local farmer's market.

Health Tip: Practice Safety When Fishing

(HealthDay News) -- If you're heading out to snag some fresh fish for dinner, make sure that you follow safety precautions on your fishing expedition.

1 in 6 Younger Americans Wants to Die Before 80

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The fear of growing old may be stronger than the fear of death among many Americans, a new survey suggests.

Newer Epilepsy Drugs May Be Safer During Pregnancy

THURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take the new epilepsy drugs levetiracetam and topiramate during pregnancy don't run the risk of harming their infant's mental development, British researchers report.

Injury Risk Spikes While Cancer Patients Seek Diagnosis: Study

THURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients face an added risk of injuries while their condition is being diagnosed, a new study says.

More U.S. Adults Using Marijuana Than Ever

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As perceptions of marijuana change, more American adults are using pot than ever before, and they're using it more often, a new study finds.

Laser Pointers Can Cause Serious Eye Damage in Kids

THURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Laser pointers may look harmless enough, but when children play with them kids can end up with blurry vision, blind spots or potentially permanent vision loss, eye experts report.

Most Americans Don't Want Tobacco on Drug Store Shelves

THURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of American adults think tobacco products don't belong on pharmacy shelves, including half of those who are smokers, a new survey shows.

Strong Link Emerges Between Zika, Spikes in Temporary Paralysis Cases

THURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Where there's a Zika outbreak, there will likely be an accompanying increase in cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome, a new analysis shows.

Health Highlights: Sept. 1, 2016

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

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