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White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus
Emergency funds from Congress would combat the global health threat, officials say

Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines
Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

Doctors Should Screen Teens for Major Depression, U.S. Task Force Says
Experts add that more research needed to determine whether kids under 12 should also be tested

Do the Seasons Affect How We Think?
Small European study finds evidence of seasonal changes in memory, attention

Poor REM Sleep May Be Linked to Higher Risk for Anxiety, Depression
Preliminary study suggests that emotional stress builds when this phase is disturbed, creating a 'vicious cycle'

Study Ties School Calendar to Asthma Flare-Ups
After summer or long break, symptoms spike when kids return to the classroom

Many in Hospice Don't Get Medical Visit in Last 2 Days of Life: Study
Findings led to an increase in Medicare payments to improve care, researchers say

PSA Testing Differs Among Primary Care Doctors, Urologists
Researchers examine falloff after change in prostate cancer screening recommendations

Alcohol More Harmful for People With HIV, Study Suggests
Even moderate drinking linked to higher risk for death and alcohol-related health issues

Spelling Prowess Relies on Multiple Brain Areas, Study Finds
Researchers say at least three regions of left hemisphere are involved

Study Links Concussion to Higher Risk of Later Suicide
But while researchers found an association, they didn't prove cause-and-effect

Brain Cells in Mice May Reveal Clues to Your Sighs
Researchers pinpoint the neurons behind this vital reflex function

Is Fat From Another Area of Body Safe for Breast Reconstruction?
Research shows this practice doesn't increase risk for new cancers or recurrence

Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: Study
Intelligence, memory and attention can be affected by treatments, researchers say

Health Highlights: Feb. 8, 2016

Health Tip: Restrict Your Diet Before Colonoscopy
Limit fiber several days in advance of the exam

Health Tip: Protect Against Group B Strep During Pregnancy
Expectant moms should be tested, CDC says

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