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December 01, 2014

The Man in the Iron Lung

MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Paul Alexander's most impressive accomplishment is something most people never think about.

Health Tip: Easing the Stress of Diabetes

(HealthDay News) -- Diabetes is bad enough without the stress that may go along with the disease.

Health Tip: Prevent a Christmas Tree Fire

(HealthDay News) -- Christmas trees may be bright and merry, but they can pose a fire hazard if you're not careful.

High School Football Tied to Brain Changes, Even Without Concussion

MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a lot of discussion recently about concussions and contact sports, but new research suggests that even less severe head injuries might lead to brain changes among high school football players.

Testosterone May Not Deliver Victory for Athletes, Study Found

MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of testosterone during competition do not improve athletes' chances of victory, a new study finds.

Babies Still Sleeping With Soft Bedding Despite SIDS Risk: CDC

MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although soft bedding has been linked to an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), more than half of American parents continue to use such bedding for their sleeping babies, according to a new study.

Scooters Leading Cause of Toy-Linked Injuries in Kids

MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a sobering statistic to ponder before buying holiday gifts for your kids: A new study shows that a child with a toy-related injury is treated in a U.S. emergency department every 3 minutes.

Health Highlights: Dec. 1, 2014

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

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