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November 14, 2014

Talking to Friend While Driving? May Be Safer When They See the Road, Too

THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Experts have long warned that cellphone conversations are an enemy to safe driving.

Sleep Apnea Linked to Kidney Disease Progression in Diabetics

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney disease may progress faster for diabetics who have kidney disease and also suffer from sleep apnea, according to a new study.

Health Tip: Think You're Getting Enough Calcium?

(HealthDay News) -- Calcium is the body's most abundant mineral. It's needed to preserve the health of your bones, muscles, nerves and cardiovascular system.

Health Tip: When Headaches Signal Trouble

(HealthDay News) -- While most headaches aren't serious, there are warning signs that it's time to see a doctor.

Weight Gain Doesn't Have to Be Part of Thanksgiving

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many people gain weight at Thanksgiving because they eat too much and don't get enough exercise. But, a few simple steps can help you keep your weight under control while still enjoying the holiday, an expert says.

Drug Regimen Cures Hepatitis C in Most Liver Transplant Patients in Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug regimen is producing high cure rates in small groups of liver transplant patients with hepatitis C, researchers report.

Smokers in Cars Pose Risk to Passengers: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that non-smoking people who sit in cars with smokers inhale some of the same cancer-causing substances and other toxins.

Alzheimer's Cases Expected to Double by 2050, Researchers Say

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people with Alzheimer's disease in the United States will more than double by 2050 -- a trend driven by the aging baby boomer population, a new study predicts.

Mom's Weight Might Influence Baby's Earliest Development

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A mother's weight before pregnancy may affect her embryo's early development and possibly the long-term health of the child, a new study suggests.

Two Generic Versions of ADHD Drug Not as Effective: FDA

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two generic versions of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drug Concerta may not work as effectively as the brand-name product does, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

Doctor With Ebola Coming to U.S. for Treatment

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A doctor from Sierra Leone who lives in the United States and became infected with Ebola in his native country will be flown Saturday to a specialized hospital in Nebraska for treatment, according to published reports.

Health Highlights: Nov. 14, 2014

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