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Health News for 12/31/10

December 31, 2010

'Hair Of The Dog' No Hangover Cure, Say Experts

During this season of good cheer and abundant holiday parties, hangovers are not uncommon. And while folk remedies abound, the only things that are truly helpful in curing the misery of a hangover the morning after are time and fluid replacement, experts say.
Health Tip: Healthy Habits Can Help Parkinson's Symptoms

Though there is no cure for Parkinson's disease, making certain lifestyle changes can help you manage symptoms.
Health Tip: Ask Questions After Angioplasty

Coronary angioplasty is a procedure in which a narrowed or blocked artery is opened to improve blood flow to the heart.
Beware the Exploding Champagne Cork

Be careful when opening the champagne bottle on New Year's Eve -- a popped cork can reach a speed of up to 50 miles per hour, warns an eye expert.
Holiday Drinking Raises Death Toll on U.S. Roads, Experts Warn

Two to three times more people die in alcohol-related crashes on U.S. roads during Christmas and New Year's than over comparable periods of time during the rest of the year, says the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
In U.S., Obesity Afflicts Even Some of the Tiniest Tots

American kids are becoming obese, or nearly so, at an increasingly young age, with about one-third of them falling into that category by the time they're 9 months old, researchers have found.
U.S. Health Care Reform Tops Health News for 2010

In a year packed with health news headlines, the pick for top spot was still easy: the passage last spring of the long-sought health care reform bill.
Health Highlights: Dec. 31, 2010

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