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CDC Adds New Zika Warning for Pregnant Women and Their Sex Partners
Women should not have sex while pregnant if male partners have visited or live in Zika-affected areas, agency says

Breast Cancer Survivors Vulnerable for Thyroid Tumors, and Vice Versa: Study
Doctors, patients should know of increased risk, expert says

Record Heat, Drought May Explain Zika Outbreak in Brazil: Research
Hot weather can boost mosquito population, drought prompted people to keep water in open containers

Surviving Spouse Still Influenced By the Other
Quality of life remains the same even after one partner dies, researchers report

CDC: Black Americans With HIV Still Less Likely to Get Ongoing Medical Care
Number of new diagnoses going down, but racial disparities exist regarding consistent treatment

Wildfires May Boost Ozone Levels in Cities: Study
When smoke plumes travel, more pollution is likely in populated areas, researchers explained

Allergies, Asthma Tied to Lower Risk of Brain Cancer
Researchers found 30 percent lower odds for those with respiratory allergies and eczema

Texting After Dark May Harm Teens' Sleep, Grades
Disruptive effects of 'blue light' on sleep are intensified in the dark, researchers say

Many Donor Livers for Sickest Patients Rejected, Study Finds
Just over one-third of the organs are accepted for those most in need

Do More 'Selfies' Mean More Relationship Woes?
Survey of Instagram users suggests sharing these photos online may make romantic partners jealous

Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks
Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds

NFL Linemen Keep Growing, Putting Their Health at Risk, Experts Say
Some players are topping out at 400 pounds -- and more

Super Bowl Foods Can Be a Win, Win: Healthy and Delicious
Drinking water, limiting portions can also save thousands of calories, expert says

Health Highlights: Feb. 5, 2016

Health Tip: Chickenpox Can Be Dangerous
Especially for the young and elderly

Health Tip: Reducing Your Risk of Concussion
Wear proper equipment

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