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November 12, 2013

Health Tip: Packing Food for a Road Trip

(HealthDay News) -- Packing a cooler for a road trip can help you enjoy delicious foods without worrying that they'll spoil and make you sick.

Health Tip: Make the Best of the Off Season

(HealthDay News) -- When your sports season ends, it's time to take a break from competition and give your body a rest.

Obesity Is Driving Surge in Knee Replacements, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Rising rates of obesity among people younger than 65 may be the main reason for the rapidly increasing number of knee replacements in the United States, according to a new study.

Baboons Shed Light on Human Brain Evolution

MONDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Research with baboon brains has provided new insight into the evolution of the human brain, a new study contends.

Aerobics Might Boost Brain Health for Older Adults

TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults can boost their brain health by engaging in aerobic exercise, according to a new study.

Could Low 'Brown Fat' Levels Be Tied to Higher Diabetes Risk?

TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- South Asian people have lower amounts of so-called "brown fat" than white people do, which might help explain why they have a much greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a small new study.

Meat Products Could Raise Diabetes Risk: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- To avoid developing type 2 diabetes, you may have been told to watch your calories and kick up your activity level. Now researchers say there's something else you might consider: your so-called dietary acid load.

Exposure to the Metal Tungsten May Raise Stroke Risk

TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- People with high levels of the metal tungsten in their bodies are at increased risk for stroke, according to a new study.

Cells Show Signs of Faster Aging After Depression

TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- The cells of people who have had depression may age more quickly, a new study suggests.

Soaring Prices, Not Demand, Behind Massive Hike in U.S. Health Spending

TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to popular belief, the biggest reason for the rise in U.S. health care spending is not an aging population or patient demand but rather the increasing costs of drugs, procedures and hospital care, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Nov. 12, 2013

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

Initial Health-Plan Enrollment Falls Below Expectations

TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than 50,000 people have enrolled in health insurance through the federal HealthCare.gov website, according to published reports.

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