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CDC Reports Link Between Zika Virus and Microcephaly
Germ found in tissues of 2 Brazilian babies who died from the birth defect marked by undersized heads, brains

Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes
But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say

U.S. Dementia Rates Seem to Be Falling, Study Finds
Decades-long review revealed risk of brain disease is dropping, while age at diagnosis is going up

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lengthen Older People's Lives: Study
But those under 35, and especially women, may not reap as much benefit

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

Prenatal Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids: Study
But the effect was small and experts say there's no reason to switch to other painkillers

Patient-to-Doctor Spread of Bird Flu Reported in China
But odds are slim that deadly virus will spread easily among people, experts say

Many U.S. Women Still Smoke Before, During Pregnancy: Report
Smoking puts about 300,000 infants at risk each year, experts say

National Smoking Bans Help Everyone, Especially Nonsmokers: Study
Review of worldwide research finds reductions in heart disease after restrictions introduced

Rise in Marijuana Use Among U.S. Adults Less Than Reported: Study
New research counters 2015 finding that said pot use and related problems doubled over a decade

Skin Infections Common in High School Wrestlers, Study Finds
Germs on mats, helmets are likely culprits, but skin checks and hygiene might help cut risk, experts say

TB Cases Falling for Foreign-Born People in U.S.
Study reports decrease among recent entrants from Mexico, China, India, Philippines and Vietnam

Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study
Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

Frequent Monitoring May Keep Alcohol Offenders Sober
South Dakota program is credited with reducing deaths and is now headed to other parts of the U.S.

Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study Finds
Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years

Horses May Know What You're Feeling, Study Suggests
Looking at photos of human faces, the equines seemed especially attuned to negative emotions like anger

Dogs' IQs Can Vary, Study Shows
Canines also exhibit signs of dementia that might help shed light on memory, thinking problems in humans

Health Highlights: Feb. 10, 2016

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