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HealthDay News - February 14, 2017

The Best Place to Find Your Valentine

MONDAY, Feb. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're still searching for your perfect Valentine, maybe you've been looking for love in all the wrong places.

5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease is the leading killer of American women, but lifestyle changes can reduce the risk, a heart expert says.

Health Tip: Eat Your Antioxidants

(HealthDay News) -- Antioxidants, found in many healthier foods, protect your cells from damage.

Health Tip: Culprits Behind Stained Teeth

(HealthDay News) -- If your teeth aren't bright white, the foods you eat or habits such as smoking may be to blame.

Be Your Child's Valentine

SUNDAY, Feb. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Valentine's Day is two days away, and it's a great day to show your kids a little extra loving, child health experts say.

Screen Time and Teen Time

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new study challenges the widely held belief that spending a lot of time playing video games, using the computer or watching TV is harmful for teens.

Does a Baby's Sex Affect Mom's Immunity During Pregnancy?

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A baby's gender might affect a pregnant woman's immune system, a new study suggests.

Some Partners Need Extra Loving This Valentine's Day

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The best gift you can give a stressed or depressed partner this Valentine's Day is extra love and support, researchers say.

Heart Disease Affects Far More Than the Heart

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease affects more than just the heart. It also can take a toll on the legs, feet, kidneys and even the brain, according to vascular surgery experts.

Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children in families struggling to make ends meet are developing asthma and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at faster rates than kids from families with greater means, a new study finds.

'Cooling Caps' May Halt Chemo-Linked Hair Loss

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scalp cooling caps can help breast cancer patients save their hair from the ravages of chemotherapy, a pair of new studies suggests.

Geneticists Get to the Roots of Hair Loss in Men

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Gene research may offer a glimmer of hope for men challenged by that bane of aging -- male-pattern baldness.

Health Highlights: Feb. 14, 2017

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

Marriage: A Way to Divorce Yourself From Stress?

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that married people have less of a stress hormone called cortisol, which may explain why they tend to be healthier than people without partners.

Genes Tied to Belly Size Also Linked to Heart Disease

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Gene variants that raise a person's odds of being "apple-shaped" may be linked to heightened risks of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, a large study suggests.

Immunotherapy Not a Quick Fix for Hay Fever

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Immunotherapy -- often in the form of allergy shots -- can combat the runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing and sinus pressure of persistent hay fever. But it can't be done in less than three years, British researchers report.

Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease is increasing at a troubling pace in the United States, with costs expected to double from $555 billion in 2016 to a whopping $1.1 trillion in 2035, a new American Heart Association report estimates.

Zika Lingers in Semen for Less Time Than Thought: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests the Zika virus lingers in a man's semen no longer than three months in almost all cases.