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December 13, 2013

Health Tip: Get Enough Calcium

(HealthDay News) -- Calcium is essential for strong, healthy bones. And there are plenty of nutritious food sources to choose from.

Health Tip: Manage Your Time During the Holidays

(HealthDay News) -- The holidays can be overwhelming, but learning to manage your time wisely can help prevent undue stress.

Light Exercise Might Reduce Risk of Kidney Stones

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Just a little exercise each week -- jogging for an hour or walking for about three hours -- can reduce the risk of developing kidney stones by up to 31 percent, according to a new study.

Bones Benefit From Exercise After Breast Cancer, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise can provide older breast cancer survivors with lasting benefits that keep their bones strong and help prevent fractures, a new study suggests.

Avid Cellphone Use by College Kids Tied to Anxiety, Lower Grades

THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Ever feel a little addicted to your cellphone?

Crimes Against Women Grossly Underestimated, Report Says

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Violence committed against women by men is vastly under-reported in many countries, a large new study finds.

2 Pre-Surgery Drug Treatments Show Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Women fighting an aggressive form of breast cancer may benefit from adding certain drugs to their chemotherapy regimen, and taking them prior to surgery, new research finds.

Low Vitamin B-12 Levels Tied to Bone Fractures in Older Men

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Older men with low levels of vitamin B-12 are at increased risk for bone fractures, a new study suggests.

Could Longer Maternity Leave Prevent Postpartum Depression?

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Having a longer maternity leave reduces a woman's risk of postpartum depression, new research shows.

New Rule Tweaks Obamacare Deadline

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The Obama administration is taking steps to prevent consumers who buy health plans sold through state and federal exchanges from experiencing any gap in coverage this January.

Health Highlights: Dec. 13, 2013

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

FDA Warns Against Nipple Test for Breast Cancer Screening

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new test marketed as an alternative to a mammogram for breast cancer detection is not an effective screening TOOL, U.S. health officials say.

James Bond's Dirty Little Spy Secret: He's an Alcoholic

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Iconic spy character James Bond drinks so much and so often that in real life he'd be incapable of chasing down villains or wooing sexy vamps, a new study contends.

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