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December 11, 2013

Health Tip: Relax During the Holidays

(HealthDay News) -- You may be overwhelmed with holiday stress, leaving you little energy to enjoy the season.

Health Tip: Go Easy on the Gravy

(HealthDay News) -- Gravy makes a savory addition to your favorite holiday foods, but it can pack a lot of unhealthy fat.

Obesity May Be Hard on Your Hearing, Study Says

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Listen up: Being obese, especially if you carry those extra pounds around your waist, might be linked to hearing loss, a new study suggests.

Dangerous Bacteria Can Lurk Inside Nose, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially harmful staph bacteria can lurk deep inside the nose, a small new study finds.

Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are exposed to alcohol before they are born are more likely to have problems with their social skills, according to new research.

New Look at Past Studies Highlights Importance of Mammograms

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Often-conflicting results from studies on the value of routine mammography have only fueled the debate about how often women should get a mammogram and at what age they should start.

'Obamacare' Helping Young Adults Get Health Insurance: Report

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- More young adults have health insurance now than three years ago. And many of them are getting that coverage under a provision of the Affordable Care Act that allows them to stay on their parents' health policies until they turn 26, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

Health Highlights: Dec. 11, 2013

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

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