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Health Highlights: March 1, 2015

March 1, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Nerve Treatment Via Nose Shows Promise Against Migraines

March 1, 2015 Therapy reduced pain level by about one-third for up to a month, study found

Ultrasound Treatment May Be Option for Plantar Fasciitis

March 1, 2015 Most patients found relief from foot pain in short study, but longer trials are needed, experts say

Tips for Safe Snow Fun

February 28, 2015 Winter sports account for more than 343,000 injuries in U.S. a year, experts say

ER Physician Raises Concerns About Powdered Caffeine

February 27, 2015 One teaspoon of substance equivalent to about 25 cups of coffee

Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices

February 27, 2015 In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Even Less Effective Than Thought: CDC

February 27, 2015 And nasal version appears to provide no protection at all for young children

Hospital Design May Not Boost Patient Satisfaction, Research Suggests

February 27, 2015 Aesthetics aren't as important as care from doctors, nurses and staff, study notes

1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

February 27, 2015 22 percent were from what parents said were nonsmoking homes, study finds

Airport Screenings Miss Roughly Half of Sick Travelers: Study

February 27, 2015 Dishonesty among passengers about exposure to diseases biggest barrier to effective checks

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