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'Good Dog' Usually Does the Trick

SUNDAY, Aug. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many dogs prefer praise from their owners over food, researchers report.

"We are trying to understand the basis of the dog-human bond and whether it's mainly about food, or about the relationship itself," Gregory Berns, a neuroscientist at Emory University in Atlanta, said in a university news ...

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FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that the nation's entire blood supply be routinely screened for the Zika virus.

In February, the FDA recommended testing of donated blood and blood components only in areas where Zika was actively spreading, but agency officials now sa...

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  • August 28, 2016
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Sex Partner With No Zika Symptoms Transmits Virus: CDC

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials report that the Zika virus can be spread sexually even when a partner shows no signs of infection.

A Maryland woman who had not traveled to an active Zika area was diagnosed with the virus in June after having condomless sex with a man who had been to the Dominican Republi...

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  • August 28, 2016
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Backback Smarts From a Pro

SATURDAY, Aug. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ill-fitting backpacks may put school children at risk for muscle injuries as well as back, neck and shoulder pain, experts warn.

"Heavy duty backpacks must be worn and used correctly in order to avoid injuries such as strains, sprains and posture problems," said orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. N...

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  • August 27, 2016
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Teach Your Kids to Pick, Prepare and Pack Their School Lunch

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If kids help plan and prepare their school lunches, they're more likely to eat them, an expert says.

Give children a list of choices in each of the main food groups -- fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and low-fat dairy -- and let them pick favorites in each category, Penn State Un...

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  • August 26, 2016
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Friendships Matter if You Want to Lose Weight

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're trying to lose weight, it might be a good idea to hang out with thinner people, a new study suggests.

Researchers made the discovery in analyzing a survey of more than 9,300 Americans between the ages of 18 and 65. Overweight people who want to drop weight are less likely to succeed i...

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