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December 19, 2014

Health Tip: Bake a Healthier Holiday Treat

(HealthDay News) -- Baking holiday goodies doesn't have to include loads of butter and sugar.

Health Tip: 12 Ways to a Healthier Holiday

(HealthDay News) -- No one wants to be sick over the holidays. So, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these 12 tips to help you stay healthier:

Preschoolers Need Eye Screening, Experts Say

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All children should have their eyesight checked between the ages of 3 and 6, preferably every year, eye experts say.

E. Coli Germs Found on Farmers Market Herbs

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially illness-causing E. coli bacteria were found on nearly one-quarter of herbs bought at farmers markets, according to a new study.

Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of cancer treatment can cause financial stress that threatens patients' well-being, a new study finds.

E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Former tobacco smokers find e-cigarettes less addictive than traditional cigarettes, new research finds.

Crohn's, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The intestinal bacteria that cause inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, may be inherited, researchers report.

Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prostaglandin analogue eye drops -- a common form of glaucoma drug -- significantly reduce the risk of vision loss in patients with the eye disease, a new study finds.

Older Cars a Bad Choice for Younger Drivers

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research warns parents that buying an older car for their teens may put their young lives at risk.

Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who have lost all their teeth have faster decreases in memory and walking ability than people who still have at least some of their teeth, a new study says.

Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Health Highlights: Dec. 19, 2014

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

CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. and state health officials are investigating a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples that has killed at least four people and sickened 28 others in 10 states.

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