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December 27, 2012

'Teaching Gardens' Nurture Kids' Interest in Healthy Foods

THURSDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- It can be pretty tough for broccoli to compete with a bag of chips. There's no broccoli aisle in the grocery store. And, you won't see too many creative ads showcasing broccoli on TV or online.

Kids and Healthy Eating CanGo Together

THURSDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- The notion that something is "easier said than done" could have been conceived for the task of getting kids to eat healthy foods.

Males Struck by Cars Die More Often Than Females: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Male pedestrians who are struck by a car are more than twice as likely as females to die as a result of the crash, a new study finds.

Health Tip: A Dirty Sponge Spreads Germs

(HealthDay News) -- You use your sponge to clean your kitchen, but do you clean your sponge? Without careful cleaning, a sponge can soak up bacteria and spread it around.

Health Tip: Help Ease Night Terrors

(HealthDay News) -- A night terror is "a sudden reaction of fear" that occurs during sleep, usually in children, the Nemours Foundation says.

Tips on Coping With Grief During Holidays

THURSDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- People who have lost a loved one in the past year can have difficulty coping during the holidays, an expert says.

Fibromyalgia Diagnosis Often Missed in Men: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with fibromyalgia, especially men, go undiagnosed, according to a new study.

U.S. Cancer Screening Rates Dropping: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans seeking cancer screening has declined over the past decade, a new study finds, with less than optimal levels for most types of cancer.

Your New Weight-Loss Resolution: Drive Less

THURSDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- If weight loss is your New Year's resolution, making another vow -- to drive less in 2013 -- could help, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Dec. 27, 2012

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