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CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant Women
Two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study Shows
Low economic status doubles your chances of hospitalization, no matter your race, researchers find

More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene Test
New study finds nearly all women under 40 at diagnosis are opting for BRCA evaluation

Asthma May Raise Risk for Abdominal Aneurysm
Airway disease also linked to greater rupture risk in body's main artery, study suggests

Overactive Thyroid Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
But researchers added that their study did not prove cause-and-effect

Varied Diets May Not Curb Childhood Obesity, Study Suggests
Kids given more food diversity might be heavier, researchers find

New Mental Challenges Can Sharpen Aging Brain: Study
Older adults who learned demanding skills showed better memory power than those who had no active learning

Neanderthal DNA May Play Role in Modern Human Health
Genetic legacy can affect risk for nicotine addiction, depression, blood clots and stroke, research suggests

Study Counters Stereotypes About Native Americans and Alcohol
They're less likely to drink than whites, and have similar rates of problem drinking, survey finds

Impotence Not an Inevitable Part of Aging
Experts advise men to check with a doctor to rule out diseases or medications that may cause the problem

Weakened Knees a Big Cause of Falls for Older People: Study
But treatments to improve strength, balance may guard against injuries, disability, researchers say

Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Still Poorly Understood: Report
VA-sponsored study says people should be monitored for ALS, cancer and other diseases that take years to develop

Gains in Kids' Health Coverage Continue, But Many Still Uninsured
23 states had declines in number of uninsured kids in 2014, and none had significant increases, study finds

Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder
Researchers also found greater risk of suicide and more severe manic and depressive symptoms

Lasting Damage Seen in LGBT Teens Who Suffer Harassment
Severe cases were tied to high risk for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder

CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly in Brazil
And two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

Valentine's Day Can Still Be Sweet for Loved Ones With Diabetes
Flowers, jewelry or an outdoor excursion can make the holiday romantic, expert says

Health Tip: Plan Family Meals and Exercise
Stay healthier together

Health Tip: Eat Wisely During Cancer Treatment
The immune system is weaker

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