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HealthDay News - March 03, 2017

Health Tip: Some Foods Are Good for Teeth

(HealthDay News) -- We all know what sugary foods and drinks can do to harm teeth, but there are also delicacies that can helpyour pearly whites.

Health Tip: Keep Tattooed Skin Moisturized

(HealthDay News) -- Proper care can keep a tattoo from fading, and monitoring the skin can help identify reactions and disease.

Longer Addiction Treatment Is Better, Study Confirms

FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The longer patients receive treatment for addiction, the greater their chances of success, a new study finds.

Itching for a Solution to That Rash?

FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Maybe it's a new soap or the dry, cold weather that has turned your hands red and itchy.

Your Brain Loves Poets, But May Not Know It

FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"

Don't Believe Everything You Read on Skin-Care Product Labels

FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some terms on skin-care product labels may mislead consumers, so people can't always rely on what they read on the package, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

Hispanics Should Be Wary of the Sun's Rays, Too

FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many Latinos think they're safe from sun damage, even though advanced skin cancer is increasingly common in this group, a New York skin specialist warns.

Daffodils, Margaritas and Other Surprise Skin Dangers

FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You probably know to steer clear of poison ivy. But did you know that sipping a Margarita or eating an orange in the sunshine can cause a similar skin rash?

DIY Teeth-Straightening: Don't Try This at Home

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An orthodontist recalled a patient who devised her own means of straightening two wayward teeth.

Do 'Early Birds' Get the Healthier Worm?

FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Early birds may have a leg up over night owls when it comes to health and weight, new research suggests.

Wood Stoves May Spark Heart Trouble

FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's still winter, and many people are firing up their wood stoves.

Brain Training for Cancer Survivors' Nerve Damage

FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Learning to control their brain waves with a type of training called neurofeedback seems to help cancer survivors ease symptoms of chemotherapy-caused nerve damage, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: March 3, 2017

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

FDA Throws Cold Water on Whole Body Cryotherapy

FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's no evidence that a growing trend called whole body cryotherapy is effective, but it does pose a number of risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

More Teens Turning Their Backs on Tanning Beds: CDC

FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. teens who use indoor tanning has dropped by half in recent years, a new government study reveals.