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November 13, 2012

Health Tip: Why Eat Lean Meats?

(HealthDay News) -- Meats are good source of complete protein, the University of Michigan Health System says. But eating meats loaded with fat can negate any of the nutritional benefits.

Health Tip: Help Prevent Trampoline Injuries

(HealthDay News) -- While a trampoline offers fun and much-needed exercise, using the equipment improperly can lead to injury.

Device Offers Hope for Battery-Free Pacemakers

SUNDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable pacemakers have been around for more than 50 years, but they've always had one drawback: batteries that need to be replaced. Now, there are early signs that a device that gains power from the patient's own heartbeat might change all that.

Family's Questions About Alzheimer's Patients Can Put Nurses in a Bind

TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Many nurses and other health workers at Alzheimer's care facilities feel unprepared to tell patients' family members the truth about their loved one's condition, a new study finds.

Doctors Need Better Ways to Spot, Treat Concussion in Kids

TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians need improved training and tools to treat children with concussions, according to a new study.

Gut Bacteria Often Similar in Humans, Chimps: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Humans and chimpanzees have much in common, biologically speaking, and that may now include certain communities -- or ecosystems -- of gut bacteria, a new study finds.

U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Continues to Drop: Report

TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- For the fifth year in a row, the preterm birth rate in the United States has dropped. The 2011 rate was the lowest in 10 years, the March of Dimes reported today.

Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Sway Smokers, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette packs featuring images of cadavers, a field of weathered tombstones or yellow-toothed, cancer-riddled mouths may indeed convince smokers to quit, a new study suggests, and those kinds of pictures may have a particularly strong impact on less-educated smokers who are less informed about health.

Later End-of-Life Discussions May Mean More Aggressive Treatment

TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Terminally ill people who get early counseling about end-of-life care undergo less aggressive medical treatment in their final days, a new study reports.

'Micro-Stents' May Hold Potential to Treat Glaucoma

TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny devices that allow fluid to drain from the eye could reduce the dangerously high pressure in the eyes of glaucoma patients.

Health Highlights: Nov. 13, 2012

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

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