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December 11, 2017

Are Men Just 'Babies' When They Get the Flu? Maybe Not

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As winter rolls into town, so does the flu and all its miserable symptoms.

Has Your Doc Been Touched by Breast Cancer? It Could Influence Care

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having a personal connection to breast cancer seems to make doctors more likely to recommend routine breast cancer screenings, a new study finds.

Tried to Quit But Still Smoking? Help's On the Way

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to kicking the smoking habit, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

New Diabetes Drug Gets FDA OK Under 'Abbreviated' Pathway

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Admelog (insulin lispro), a short-acting form of insulin, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat people with either type of diabetes, for patients aged three years and older.

How to Perk Up the Holidays for Hospital Patients

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Stuck in the hospital while family and friends are enjoying holiday festivities?

Often, Opioid Abuse Becomes a Family Affair

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid addiction often starts in the family medicine cabinet, a new study warns.

Good News, Guys: Viagra Prices Start to Tumble Today

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In news that will delight men who've had difficulties in the bedroom, two generic versions of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra are scheduled to hit the market Monday.

Vigorous Exercise May Help Slow Parkinson's Disease

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with early stage Parkinson's may be able to delay a worsening of the disease through a regimen of intense exercise, new research found.

Is Air Pollution a Threat to a Fetus?

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are exposed to air pollution right before or after they become pregnant may be more likely to have a baby with birth defects, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: Dec. 11, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Window Blinds: A Silent Killer in Your Home

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Decades after the danger was first recognized, young children are still being injured or even killed by the cords in window blinds.

With A-Fib, Urban Hospitals May Be a Better Bet

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The chance of dying from a common heart rhythm disorder is higher for people treated at rural rather than urban hospitals, a new study finds.

Is There a Best Time of Day for Exercise?

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many studies have tried to pinpoint the best time of day to exercise for peak performance and best results. But most of these studies were designed for elite athletes.

If Mom Has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Baby May Develop It, Too

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk for the disease and other chronic health problems, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Prevent Food Contamination

(HealthDay News) -- Storing edibles in the refrigerator may help prevent food poisoning, but it doesn't eliminate the possibility.

Heath Tip: Give Age-Appropriate Toys

(HealthDay News) -- Holiday toys should be age-appropriate and safe, to avoid injury.

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