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Health Highlights: Feb. 27, 2023​

By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter

Is obesity especially dangerous for women at genetic risk for breast cancer? After testing breast tissue from women with BRCA mutations, researchers saw more DNA damage in tissue from those who were obese. Read more

Unraveling the connection between menstrual cycles and migraine. Fluctuating estrogen levels may cause a surge in blood levels of a key protein called CGRP, which in turn may help trigger the headaches. Read more

Paid sick leave is good for business, study finds. Paying ill employees to stay home not only helps curb the spread of disease but also boosts morale and improves worker retention, according to researchers. Read more

It may get tougher to get certain meds via telehealth. Federal officials plan to tighten access to certain prescriptions that have potential for abuse by reinstating federal requirements that were loosened during the pandemic. Read more

FDA approves first at-home test for both flu and COVID. The agency approved the test, called Lucira, under an emergency use authorization (EUA) on Friday. Read more

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