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March 09, 2017

Health Tip: Watch for Constipation in Babies

(HealthDay News) -- A crying, fussing baby has few ways to express what's wrong. But parents piece together clues that point to constipation.

Health Tip: Resuming Activities After a Heart Attack

(HealthDay News) -- Life after a heart attack may seem uncertain, and you may be anxious to get back to your regular activities.

Hold That Pose: Yoga May Ease Tough Depression

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The calming poses and meditation of yoga may be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to beating depression, new research suggests.

Sickle Cell Trait Tied to Higher Kidney Failure Risk for Blacks

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Black people with a trait for sickle cell anemia appear to have double the risk of kidney failure that requires dialysis, new research suggests.

Pot Use Tied to Higher Odds for Stroke, Heart Failure

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New research analyzing millions of U.S. medical records suggests that marijuana use raises an adult's risk of stroke and heart failure.

Early Allergies -- Payback for a Mild Winter?

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The mild winter in many parts of the United States looks like it could mean an early and severe allergy season, a physician says.

Most Women Stop Drinking After Positive Pregnancy Test, Study Finds

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When they learn they're pregnant, most American women stop drinking alcohol, a new study shows.

Bad Diets Tied to 400,000 U.S. Deaths in 2015

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Unhealthy diets may have contributed to as many as 400,000 premature deaths from heart disease and strokes in 2015, a new study estimates.

How to Keep a Spring in Your Step With Daylight Saving Time

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Clocks will spring ahead one hour with the time change on Sunday morning, but medical experts have plenty of advice on how to weather that lost hour of sleep.

Heart Disease Kicks in Earlier for Obese People

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight and obese people tend to develop heart disease at an earlier age, living with chronic illness for much longer than those of a healthy weight, a new study shows.

U.S. Medical Experts Issue Warning on Yellow Fever's Advance

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm over yet another potential mosquito-borne health threat to Americans -- yellow fever.

Chimps Can Get Ebola, Too, But Oral Vaccine May Help

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new study shows promise for an oral vaccine to protect wild apes against the Ebola virus.

Health Highlights: March 9, 2017

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

Downside to Gluten-Free Diets: Diabetes Risk?

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- "Gluten-free" may be the latest diet fad, but new research casts some doubt on its presumed health benefits.

1 in 7 Obese People Has Normal Blood Pressure, Cholesterol

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Can people really be healthy and obese?

Zika Attacks Nerves, Muscles, Other Tissues

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have learned where the Zika virus attacks the body in monkeys.

New Health Care Bill Clears House Committees

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two key House panels on Thursday cleared the Republicans' plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, amid growing backlash from consumer and medical groups that oppose the GOP plan.

Impotence Meds Might Give Men's Hearts a Boost, Too

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men taking Viagra, Levitra or Cialis to revitalize their sex life might experience a valuable side benefit: enhanced heart health, researchers say.

Zika Virus May Also Harm the Heart

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Zika may cause heart problems in some people infected with the mosquito-borne virus, researchers report.

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