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Obsessed Athletes More Likely to Approve of Performance-Enhancing Drugs: Study

February 13, 2016 Not being able to disconnect from the sport they play a sign of trouble, researchers warn

5.5 Million Die Early From Air Pollution Worldwide

February 12, 2016 More than half of these fatalities occur in China and India, research shows

CDC Offering Zika Virus Tests for Pregnant Women

February 12, 2016 Two U.S. women who contracted the virus while abroad suffered miscarriages, according to reports

Child Abuse Costs Nations Billions of Dollars a Year: Panel

February 12, 2016 Laws, parent education and sex-abuse prevention programs are effective ways to keep kids safe, experts report

A Sneeze May Be Even Ickier Than You Thought

February 12, 2016 Slow-motion photos reveal a 'sheet' of expelled fluid that then breaks apart, researchers say

Another STD Spurs Concern

February 12, 2016 British study concludes Mycoplasma genitalium infection is transmitted through sexual contact

Antidepressant Effexor Linked to Postpartum Bleeding in Study

February 12, 2016 Other depression drugs known as SSRIs did not show risk, researchers say

Could a Lung Cancer Drug Work Better With Coke?

February 12, 2016 Study finds cola boosts effectiveness of Tarceva for patients who are also taking a heartburn medicine

Gene Discovery Could Point to New Lyme Disease Test: Study

February 12, 2016 Researchers say patients have tell-tale genetic signatures, even after taking antibiotics

Health Highlights: Feb. 12, 2016

February 12, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

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