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February 13, 2013

Most Prefer That Men 'Pop the Question,' Survey Finds

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- You've come a long way, baby, but in matters of love and marriage this Valentine's Day, you'll probably let himdo the asking.

Health Tip: Using a Stability Ball

(HealthDay News) -- If you're thinking about using one of those extra-large inflatable orbs called a stability ball as part of your exercise routine, the American Council on Exercise says the product can help:

Health Tip: Preparing for Your Next Checkup

(HealthDay News) -- To get the most from your medical checkups, make sure you're prepared before you visit your doctor.

Valentine's Day a Show of Wealth for Single Men?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13 HealthDay News) -- On Valentine's Day, single men are far more likely than married guys to splurge on a loved one, a marketing expert from Harvard Business School says.

'Watch and Wait' Approach Often Best for Older Patients With Kidney Cancer

TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes, simply watching and waiting is a safe alternative to surgery for older patients with small kidney tumors, a new study suggests.

'Cyberbullying' as Harmful as Physical Threats, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- It may seem harmless to many, but for those who are targeted, online bullying is just as harmful as being bullied physically, according to a new study.

Could Duration of Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy Be Halved?

TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- For some men with prostate cancer, hormonal therapy to beat the disease could be safely cut from three years to half that time, a new clinical trial suggests.

Calcium Supplements May Raise Odds of Heart Death in Women

TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Women eating a high-calcium diet and taking calcium supplements adding up to more than 1,400 milligrams a day may be running nearly twice the risk of dying from heart disease, a large Swedish study suggests.

Report Calls for Changes in U.S. Efforts to Fight Counterfeit Drugs

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Aiming to reduce the global threat of counterfeit drugs, a new Institute of Medicine report also recommends changes in the United States that include a mandatory drug-tracking system and tighter licensing rules for drug wholesalers.

Health Highlights: Feb. 13, 2013

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

FDA Should Work to Cut Sugar Levels in Sodas, Experts Say

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- A leading consumer advocacy group, along with nutrition experts and health agencies from a number of U.S. cities, are calling for lowering the amount of sugars added to soft drinks.

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