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November 26, 2013

Watch Out for Sleepy Drivers This Thanksgiving Holiday

TUESDAY, NOV. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Thanksgiving is a time of travel, but one expert warns that sleep deprivation and darkness can cause drivers to become sleepy even though they believe they're alert.

Health Tip: Limiting Kids' TV Time

(HealthDay News) -- If you decide your children are spending too much time in front of the television, the University of Michigan Health System offers this advice for limiting kids' TV time:

Health Tip: Soothing Baby's Eczema

(HealthDay News) -- Eczema can cause red, itchy, dry patches on baby's skin, particularly in the folds of the legs and arms.

Brain Connections Strengthen As Kids Sleep, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- As young children sleep, the connections between the right and left sides of their brains strengthen, according to a small new study.

Preemies Show Subtle Differences in Brain Development

TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Premature infants with no obvious problems in the structure of their brains may still have subtle chemical differences compared with full-term babies, a new study finds.

Nasal Allergies, Hay Fever Tied to More Migraines in Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Allergies and hay fever may increase the number and severity of migraine headaches, according to a new study.

Want to Stay Young? Start Moving

TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that exercise among older adults helps ward off depression, dementia and other health problems, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

New Clues to How Long-Term Drug Therapy Keeps HIV at Bay

TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that the replication of HIV may slow or stop altogether in patients who are on long-term treatment, although remnants can still lurk in the body.

As More Meningitis Cases Hit Colleges, Experts Urge Awareness

TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially deadly form of meningitis has now been reported at three U.S. colleges, and experts say that while it's not time to panic, students need to be aware of the possible symptoms and seek treatment for them right away.

Health Highlights: Nov. 26, 2013

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

Regrets About Sex May Depend on Your Gender

TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- If remorse over sex strikes a man or a women, he'll likely regret a lost opportunity while she'll fret over a one-night stand, a new study shows.

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