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December 20, 2012

Health Tip: Store Breast Milk Safely

(HealthDay News) -- Breast milk must be pumped and stored properly to be safe for your baby.

Health Tip: Control Allergies During the Holidays

(HealthDay News) -- Between holiday greenery and traveling to distant destinations, the holiday season may abound with allergy triggers.

Genes Linked to Autism Seem to Have Strong Tendency to Mutate

THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who discovered that some supposedly random gene mutations are not quite so random after all say their findings offer clues to the causes of autism and other disorders.

Solo Rock Stars Die Sooner Than Those in Bands

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Rock and pop stars with a successful solo career are about twice as likely to die early as those in famous bands, according to a new study.

Early Language Skills Reduce Preschool Tantrums, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers who have more developed language skills are less likely to throw temper tantrums by the time they begin preschool, according to a new study.

'Not Fair!' How Sibling Fights May Lead to Later Mood Problems

THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Fights between siblings can lead to anxiety, depression and lower self-esteem, a new study contends.

Motivation and Study, Not IQ, Are Keys to Kids' Math Success

THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Do you believe you're not good at math? A new study suggests that with motivation and good teaching strategies, even those who are convinced they'll never be facile with figures can succeed in mathematics.

FDA Panel Considers 1st Drug for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee will meet Thursday to consider approval of the first drug to treat chronic fatigue syndrome.

Asthma Linked to Increased Risk of Dangerous Lung Blockage

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- People with asthma are at increased risk for the dangerous, sometimes deadly lung condition called pulmonary embolism, according to new research.

What Causes Hot Flashes? Rat Study Gives New Clues

THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are getting warmer in their attempts to zero in on what causes hot flashes, intense surges of heat and sweating that affect millions of middle-aged women in the years leading to menopause.

Health Highlights: Dec. 20, 2012

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

Family Meals Encourage Kids to Eat More Veggies, Fruit: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Holiday dinners spent together as a family -- or any family dinner, for that matter -- can help boost children's intake of healthy fruits and vegetables, a new study finds.

FDA, States Weigh Pharmacy Regulation in Wake of Meningitis Outbreak

THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- State public health officials want the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to play a stronger role in regulating large-scale compounding pharmacies to prevent tragedies like the recent nationwide meningitis outbreak, officials said at a meeting in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

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