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Firefighters May Face Higher Odds for Skin Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to firefighting chemicals may be one reason why Florida firefighters have a higher-than-normal rate of skin cancer, a new study suggests.

Woman's Selfie of Skin Cancer Went Viral, Sparked Awareness

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You don't have to be famous for your public health message to reach millions.

Nearby Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weights

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Newborn babies face a greater risk of health problems if they live close to a "fracking" site, a new large-scale study contends.

Teens Acting Badly? Smog Could Be to Blame

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teens are more likely to behave badly -- lie, steal, vandalize, use drugs -- if they live in areas with heavy air pollution, a study of children living in greater Los Angeles suggests.

New Insight on Killer Fungus Threatening Bats

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have gained new insight into a deadly fungus that has killed millions of bats in North America.

Some Great Holiday Foods for Weight Loss

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many of the foods most associated with holiday meals can actually be good for you and, because they're filling, leave you feeling satisfied with small servings.

Higher Booze Taxes Might Pay Off for Public Health

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Raising one particular tax just might have a public health benefit.

Health Highlights: Dec. 13, 2017

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Are Emergency Medical Workers Ready for a Nuclear Attack?

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency medical workers are trained to handle a wide range of traumas and disasters, but they aren't prepared to deal with a nuclear attack, a new study reports.

Dinosaurs Dealt With Pesky Ticks, Too

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Dinosaurs probably didn't do "tick checks," but even they had to put up with the blood-sucking critters, a piece of fossilized amber reveals.

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