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December 19, 2012

Health Tip: Help Prevent Repetitive Stress Injury

(HealthDay News) -- Too much computer time may take away from physical activity. It can also lead to an "overuse" or "repetitive stress" injury.

Health Tip: Keep Kids From Choking Hazards

(HealthDay News) -- Choking hazards for small children abound, from food to toys.

'Boomers' With Hepatitis C Boosting Demand for Liver Transplants

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- An aging population of adults with hepatitis C is behind an increasing demand for liver transplantation in the United States, a new study reveals.

States Lagging in Emergency Preparedness: Report

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- While significant progress has been made in the past 10 years, many states still fall short in their preparedness for public health emergencies such as disease outbreaks, natural disasters and bioterrorist attacks, according to a new report.

Smoking Deadlier For HIV Patients Than Virus Itself: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that HIV patients who receive good care but who smoke lose more years of life to smoking than to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Most Coughs Don't Respond to Antibiotics, Study Confirms

TUESDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Commonly prescribed antibiotics don't help cure most coughs in adults, new research confirms.

For Psychiatric Patients, Cancer Is Often Spotted Too Late

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- People with psychiatric disorders have a 30 percent higher death rate from cancer, even though they are no more likely to develop the disease than others. And the underlying reason may be relatively simple: Their cancer is frequently discovered late, often after it has spread, a new Australian study finds.

Heart Health Worst in the South, Best in Northeast

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Residents of several Southern states are among the most likely to have poor heart health in the United States, a new study finds.

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