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December 10, 2014

Health Tip: Get Active This Winter!

(HealthDay News) -- To offset all of those holiday feasts, don't forget to get plenty of exercise.

Health Tip: Does Your Bike Helmet Fit?

(HealthDay News) -- A bicycle helmet can help protect you from serious head injury, but only if it fits properly.

Press Releases Blamed for Exaggerated Health News

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exaggerated news reports about health research often can be traced back to press releases issued by universities, a new British study suggests.

Anti-Smoking Campaign Successful and Cost-Effective, CDC Says

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A national anti-smoking campaign featuring tips from former smokers was highly successful and cost-effective, a new study reports.

Many Breast Cancer Patients Get Too Much Radiation Therapy, Research Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many studies have affirmed that a newer, shorter course of radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer works just as well as a longer course.

Preliminary Studies Target Advanced Breast Cancers

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two preliminary studies into medications under development may offer some hope for women with advanced breast cancer.

Fewer Bars and Liquor Stores, Less Domestic Violence: CDC

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Restricting the number of locations where alcohol can be sold in a community may help reduce domestic violence, researchers say.

Does High-Fructose Corn Syrup Make People Hungrier?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fructose -- a kind of sugar found in a wide variety of foods and beverages -- may encourage overeating, new research suggests.

Brain Inflammation a Hallmark of Autism, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brain inflammation, triggered by an overactive immune system, is common among people with autism, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Dec. 10, 2014

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

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