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November 16, 2012

Health Tip: Caring for Baby's Cradle Cap

(HealthDay News) -- Cradle cap causes red, scaly skin on baby's scalp. It's very common and typically goes away over time.

Health Tip: Eat Healthier During the Holidays

(HealthDay News) -- Food is a big part of holiday gatherings, but you can enjoy the holidays with all the trimmings without necessarily gaining weight.

Does Eating Fish During Infancy Cut Asthma Risk?

FRIDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Adding fish to babies' diets during the first year of life might reduce their risk of asthma later on, a study by Dutch researchers suggests.

Human Intellect Backsliding From Lack of Evolutionary Pressure: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The human race is slowly losing its intellectual and emotional capabilities because it no longer faces extreme evolutionary pressures, new research contends.

Divorce Puts Women at Risk of Losing Health Insurance, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- As if marriage break-ups aren't already difficult enough, each year in the United States about 115,000 women lose their private health insurance after a divorce, researchers say.

Kids With Autism and Child Prodigies May Share Certain Traits

FRIDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The child Mozarts of the world may have some traits in common with children with autism, a new study suggests, in findings researchers say could eventually offer clues into the developmental disorder.

Hearing Loss Tied to Diabetes in Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes may have a higher risk of hearing problems than those without the disease, a new research review confirms.

5 Steps Would Lower Preemie Rates in Richest Countries: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- About 58,000 premature births could be prevented each year if the world's 39 richest nations implemented five recommended measures to prevent preterm birth, a new study suggests.

Boomers Zero In on Health at Age 50 and 65, Study Says

FRIDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Baby boomers' interest in health issues peaks at about age 50, wanes after that, and then peaks again near age 65, according to a new study.

'Worm Therapy' Might Help Ease Colitis, Monkey Study Shows

FRIDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- For people with Crohn's disease and colitis, relief might come in the form of swallowing microscopic parasitic pig worm eggs, according to a new animal study of that unsavory-sounding treatment.

Health Highlights: Nov. 16, 2012

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