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November 18, 2014

Health Tip: Make Holiday Beverages Healthier

(HealthDay News) -- The holidays are rich with family, fun and food, which often includes high-calorie, high-fat drinks.

Health Tip: Enjoying Dried Fruit

(HealthDay News) -- Dried fruit is a versatile, tasty and budget-friendly way to include fruit in your daily diet.

Cocaine Can Cause Heart Problems: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cocaine users can have abnormal blood flow in the heart that is hard to detect, which can put them at increased risk for heart disease or death, a new study warns.

Early Heart Disease May Lead to Impotence, Study Says

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Early stage vascular disease may lead to impotence for men later in life, a new study says.

Alcohol Taxes May Give Boost to Public Health, Economy

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some may believe that raising taxes on alcohol products will cost jobs in the service sector, but a new study suggests that's made up for by job creation elsewhere.

Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fear of unhealthy weight gain can be a factor holding smokers back from quitting the habit. But a new study finds that even if you do add a few pounds once you quit, your post-cigarette health is still much better than if you'd kept on smoking.

Study Ties Teen Smoking to Risk of Severe Menstrual Cramps

MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who started smoking at a young age may be at increased risk for chronic, severe menstrual pain, a new study suggests.

Study Finds No Added Benefit From Routine Heart Scans for Diabetics

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Routine screening for heart disease isn't effective for people with diabetes who have no symptoms but are at high risk for a heart attack, according to a new study.

Nearly 3 in 10 Americans With Diabetes Don't Know It: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 8 million Americans have diabetes but don't know it, a new study shows.

Want to Raise Colon Cancer Screening Rates? Run a Lottery

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A lottery could be an effective means of getting people engaged in potentially lifesaving colon cancer screening, a new study suggests.

Parents Want Children in Day Care to Be Vaccinated: Poll

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Three-quarters of American parents would consider removing their children from day care if other kids did not have all the recommended vaccinations, and many say that under-vaccinated children shouldn't be allowed to attend day care.

Trans Fats May Sap Your Memory

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The trans fats found in your favorite junk foods aren't just clogging your arteries: New research shows they might also be messing with your memory.

Health Highlights: Nov. 18, 2014

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