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December 02, 2013

Health Tip: Choosing Walking Shoes

(HealthDay News) -- Selecting the appropriate walking shoes is particularly important for seniors, because feet change as you age.

Health Tip: Coping With Neck Pain

(HealthDay News) -- An injury or sleeping the wrong way can lead to a major pain in the neck.

Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?

MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A newer MRI method can detect low iron levels in the brains of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

How Worried Are Parents About Kids' Online Safety?

MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Parents' concern about their children's online safety might vary according to their race, ethnicity and other factors, a new study suggests.

Even Mild Blast Injuries Tied to Long-Term Brain Changes in Vets

MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Soldiers who suffer mild brain injuries from blasts have long-term changes in their brains, a small new study suggests.

Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Packs May Cut Smoking Rates: Study

MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Pictures of diseased lungs and other types of graphic warning labels on cigarette packs could cut the number of smokers in the United States by as much as 8.6 million people and save millions of lives, a new study suggests.

Energy Drinks Affect Heart, MRI Scans Show

MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Energy drinks may provide a bit too much of a boost to your heart, creating additional strain on the organ and causing it to contract more rapidly than usual, German researchers report.

Brain-Training Device May Ease Stroke Paralysis

MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are testing a new thought-controlled device that may one day help people move limbs again after they've been paralyzed by a stroke.

Major Fixes Made, HealthCare.gov Still a Work in Progress

SUNDAY, Dec. 1, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The race to repair the U.S. government's troubled health insurance website by Nov. 30 has yielded a number of important fixes, but health officials on Sunday acknowledged that more work is needed to improve consumers' experience with the online marketplace.

Health Highlights: Dec. 2, 2013

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

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