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HealthDay News - August 25, 2016

Many Teens 'Vaping' for Flavor, Not Nicotine

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Why are American teens tempted to try an e-cigarette? A new study suggests most are interested in the vaping product's flavoring, not nicotine.

Synthetic Fentanyl Fueling Surge in Overdose Deaths: CDC

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths from overdoses of the synthetic narcotic fentanyl have surged in recent years, U.S. health officials say in a troubling new report.

'Pretend Mommy' Program Doesn't Deter Teen Pregnancy

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens are more, not less, likely to become pregnant if they take part in prevention programs that use lifelike robot babies to demonstrate the realities of motherhood, a new trial shows.

For Uncontrolled Tremor, Ultrasound Instead of Brain Surgery?

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with uncontrolled shaking caused by a condition called essential tremor may get relief with a new noninvasive ultrasound procedure, a study finds.

Amphetamines Polluting Some Urban Streams: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Medications and illegal drugs are polluting streams in and around at least one major U.S. city, new research reveals.

Autism-Linked Genes Often Differ Between Siblings

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In families that have more than one child with autism, the gene variations underlying each child's disorder often differ, new research shows.

Animal Research Yields Clues to Sexual Spread of Zika

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research in mice may offer insight into how the Zika virus is transmitted sexually and affects a fetus.

New Case of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Yet another case of local Zika infection has been reported in Florida, this time in Palm Beach County.

Survey Says: Hair Transplants Make Men Look Younger

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Bad news for the follicularly challenged: A new survey confirms that balding men are seen by others as older and less good-looking.

Mideast Violence Erasing Decades of Health Gains

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The 2010 Arab uprising and more recent Mideast wars have harmed health and shortened life expectancy in many countries across the eastern Mediterranean, a new study shows.

Music Therapy Helps Preemie Babies Thrive

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The soothing sound of mom singing may help premature newborns breathe easier, a new review finds.

Serious Heart Problem a Family Matter

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially deadly heart problem can run in families and occur at similar ages, a new study suggests.

Coffee Cravings May Spring From Your DNA

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Anybody up for a steaming cup of Joe? Turns out your DNA may hold the answer.

Health Highlights: Aug. 25, 2016

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

Health Tip: Help Kids Get Enough Exercise

(HealthDay News) -- You know kids need to move and play, but are you sure yours are getting enough exercise?

Health Tip: Work Through Chronic Pain

(HealthDay News) -- Chronic pain can significantly affect your quality of life, physical health and mental health.