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November 26, 2014

Don't Let High Altitude Ruin Your Holiday Trip

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When you're planning your holiday get-away, don't forget to factor high altitude into your vacation sports -- such as skiing or hiking, a sports medicine specialist cautions.

Health Tip: Plan a Healthy Thanksgiving Menu

(HealthDay News) -- While Thanksgiving usually is a time of indulgence, there are plenty of nutritious traditional foods.

Health Tip: Kick Unhealthy Eating Habits

(HealthDay News) -- Healthy habits are key to a healthier lifestyle and weight loss, but it's not always easy.

Weight Could Influence Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with rheumatoid arthritis may be more likely to achieve remission if they maintain a healthy body weight, according to new research.

No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking acetaminophen, best known as Tylenol, during pregnancy or giving it to young children does not raise the risk of childhood asthma, a new study finds.

Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is associated with close to 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide each year, and nearly two-thirds of obesity-related cancers occur in North America and Europe, a new report shows.

Spotting Hearing Problems in Infancy May Boost Reading Skills in Deaf Teens

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Deaf teens have stronger language and reading skills if their hearing problems were detected at an early age, a new study suggests.

Your Dog Really Is Listening to You

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While people have long believed their dogs understand what they're saying, a new study suggests they are processing the meaning and emotion of words in a human-like way.

Health Highlights: Nov. 26, 2014

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

EPA Issues Tougher Rules on Ozone Emissions

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New regulations to reduce emissions of the smog-causing pollutant ozone from power plants and factories were issued Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes than ever, health officials said.

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