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HealthDay News - March 29, 2017

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Kids Peppered With Pot Ads

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There has been an alarming increase in young Americans' exposure to marijuana ads as more states legalize the drug, a new study contends.

More Older Women Hitting the Bottle Hard

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More older American women than ever are drinking -- and drinking hard, a new study shows.

Knee Replacement Doesn't Always Pay, Researchers Say

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Knee replacement surgery isn't always a game changer, according to a new study that raises questions about the increasingly common procedure.

Brain-Computer Link Restores Some Movement to Quadraplegic Man

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Grabbing a mug of coffee, having a sip.

Dupixent Approved to Treat Eczema

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Dupixent (dupilumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat moderate-to-severe eczema that isn't well controlled by topical medication.

New Eczema Drug Gets FDA's Blessing

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adults plagued by eczema may have a new treatment option, with a new drug approved Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Health Insurance a Key to IVF Success, Researchers Say

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having health insurance that covers in vitro fertilization (IVF) boosts the odds the treatment will lead to childbirth, a new study finds.

Marathon Running May Cause Short-Term Kidney Injury

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Any marathoner will tell you that the grueling 26-mile races can do a number on the hips, knees, ankles and feet.

Many Women Who Get Breast Cancer Gene Test Don't Need It

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An increasing number of American women who don't have breast or ovarian cancer are being tested for BRCA and BRCA2 gene mutations associated with those diseases, a new study shows.

High Doses of Vitamin D Fail to Cut Cancer Risk, Study Finds

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D supplements may not lower older women's risk of developing cancer, a new clinical trial finds.

Better Efforts Could Help Rid the U.S. of Hepatitis B, C: Report

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Improved prevention, screening and treatment could help eliminate hepatitis B and C as serious public health problems in the United States and save nearly 90,000 lives by 2030, according to a new report.

Lead Exposure as Child, Lower IQ as Adult?

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who had high levels of lead exposure during childhood may have lower IQs and poorer-paying jobs as adults, a new study suggests.

Zejula Approved for Certain Female Cancers

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Zejula (niraparib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adult women with recurring cancers of the ovaries, fallopian tubes or abdominal wall (peritoneum) whose tumors have shrunk in response to platinum-based chemotherapy.

Health Highlights: March 28, 2017

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