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Health News for 12/13/13

December 13, 2013

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Health Tip: Get Enough Calcium

Calcium is essential for strong, healthy bones. And there are plenty of nutritious food sources to choose from.
Health Tip: Manage Your Time During the Holidays

The holidays can be overwhelming, but learning to manage your time wisely can help prevent undue stress.
Light Exercise Might Reduce Risk of Kidney Stones

Just a little exercise each week -- jogging for an hour or walking for about three hours -- can reduce the risk of developing kidney stones by up to 31 percent, according to a new study.
Bones Benefit From Exercise After Breast Cancer, Study Finds

Exercise can provide older breast cancer survivors with lasting benefits that keep their bones strong and help prevent fractures, a new study suggests.
Avid Cellphone Use by College Kids Tied to Anxiety, Lower Grades

Ever feel a little addicted to your cellphone?
Crimes Against Women Grossly Underestimated, Report Says

Violence committed against women by men is vastly under-reported in many countries, a large new study finds.
2 Pre-Surgery Drug Treatments Show Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer

Women fighting an aggressive form of breast cancer may benefit from adding certain drugs to their chemotherapy regimen, and taking them prior to surgery, new research finds.
Low Vitamin B-12 Levels Tied to Bone Fractures in Older Men

Older men with low levels of vitamin B-12 are at increased risk for bone fractures, a new study suggests.
Could Longer Maternity Leave Prevent Postpartum Depression?

Having a longer maternity leave reduces a woman's risk of postpartum depression, new research shows.
New Rule Tweaks Obamacare Deadline

The Obama administration is taking steps to prevent consumers who buy health plans sold through state and federal exchanges from experiencing any gap in coverage this January.
Health Highlights: Dec. 13, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA Warns Against Nipple Test for Breast Cancer Screening

A new test marketed as an alternative to a mammogram for breast cancer detection is not an effective screening TOOL, U.S. health officials say.
James Bond's Dirty Little Spy Secret: He's an Alcoholic

Iconic spy character James Bond drinks so much and so often that in real life he'd be incapable of chasing down villains or wooing sexy vamps, a new study contends.

 

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