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January 16, 2013

Health Tip: Get Regular Care to Manage Diabetes

(HealthDay News) -- Regular checkups can help keep diabetes in check and prevent complications.

Health Tip: Keep Your Salad Healthy

(HealthDay News) -- Salad may sound like a healthy choice, but depending on what you include, it can add up to thousands of calories and much more than the recommended daily amount of salt.

Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From the Flu

THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- With the United States in the throes of one of the worst flu outbreaks in years, health-care experts say there are ways you can fight back and protect yourself from the virus.

Top Road Rage Triggers: Cutting In, Weaving

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Road rage is a factor in nearly half of all car accidents, and the most irritating drivers are those who cut in and weave in and out of traffic, according to a new study.

Autism Researchers Surprised by Impaired Brain Connections

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Local coordination of brain activity is impaired in people with autism, according to a new study.

Cut Back on Sugar to Lose Some Weight

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting back on sugar intake can help adults lose weight and should be part of the strategy to fight the global obesity epidemic, a new study suggests.

Blood Clots During Pregnancy More Likely After IVF, Study Says

TUESDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Women who became pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF) may have an increased risk of developing blood clots and potentially fatal artery blockage, Swedish investigators suggest.

Just How Severe Is This Flu Season?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- If the headlines are any indication, this year's flu season is turning out to be a whopper.

For Some Children, Autism Symptoms May Fade With Age

TUESDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Some children who are diagnosed with autism at an early age will ultimately shed all signs and symptoms of the disorder as they enter adolescence or young adulthood, a new analysis contends.

Health Highlights: Jan. 16, 2013

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

ER Visits Linked to Energy Drinks Double: Report

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- As the popularity of energy drinks has soared, so has the number of Americans seeking treatment in hospital emergency rooms after consuming these highly caffeinated beverages, federal health officials report.

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