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November 06, 2013

Health Tip: Keep a First Aid Kit in the Car

(HealthDay News) -- You probably have a host of first aid supplies at home, but what about in your car?

Health Tip: Performing a Breast Self-Exam

(HealthDay News) -- Checking your breasts regularly can help you detect any changes early.

Acetaminophen and Alcohol a Bad Mix, Study Suggests

MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Combining acetaminophen pain relievers, which include Tylenol, and even light amounts of alcohol can more than double the risk of kidney disease, new research suggests.

Poorer Childhoods, More Colds as Adults?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who grew up in poorer families might be more likely to catch colds than those who were raised in wealthier households, researchers report.

Jury Still Out on Routine Mental Tests for Seniors, Panel Says

MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians give screening tests to older adults who show signs of mental decline, and some experts have theorized that all seniors might benefit from routine memory testing.

Bisexual Men Aren't at Greater HIV Risk: Review

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- A review of previous research reveals that bisexual men aren't more likely than heterosexual men to have HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Talking to Partners About STDs Often Awkward: Survey

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Many people find it difficult to talk with their partners about sexually transmitted diseases, and public health campaigns need to find better ways to promote these types of conversations, according to a new study.

Study Finds Too Few With Hepatitis C Start or Stick With Treatment

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that only a quarter of people with hepatitis C are willing to start the standard treatment for the serious viral infection.

Health Highlights: Nov. 6, 2013

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

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