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December 03, 2014

Health Tip: Keep Bacteria Out of Your Kitchen

(HealthDay News) -- A few good practices can help reduce the risk of food poisoning by keeping your kitchen free of bacteria.

Health Tip: Avoid Overindulging at Holiday Office Party

(HealthDay News) -- A holiday office party can easily derail your healthy diet.

Many Kids Exposed to Unneeded X-Rays, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many American children receive unnecessary chest X-rays, a new study indicates.

Common Knee Surgery May Boost Arthritis Risk, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A common type of knee surgery may increase the chances of arthritis, a new study suggests.

How Well You Sleep May Depend on Your Genes, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- How much sleep you get each night may depend to some extent on your genes, a new study suggests.

Could a 'Mediterranean' Diet Extend Your Life?

TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There are hints in a new study that eating the much-lauded Mediterranean diet may help boost longevity.

Nearly 1 in 12 Americans Struggles With Depression, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 8 percent of Americans aged 12 and older were moderately to severely depressed during 2009 to 2012, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

Health Highlights: Dec. 3, 2014

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

FDA Issues New Drug Label Rules to Better Inform Pregnant Women

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new labeling system should give women and their doctors clearer information on the risks and benefits of prescription medicines when taken during pregnancy and breast-feeding, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

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