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December 30, 2014

Health Tip: Taking Care of Someone With Flu

(HealthDay News) -- When you're caring for a loved one with the flu, it's important to protect yourself from getting sick.

Health Tip: If Snoring Keeps You up at Night

(HealthDay News) -- Snoring can be disruptive for you and your partner, and it may be a warning sign of sleep apnea.

Drug to Treat Serious Infections May Harm Kids' Kidneys, Study Says

TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Treating children who have drug-resistant bacterial infections with high doses of the antibiotic vancomycin may raise the risk of kidney damage, a new study says.

How to Avoid a Smoking Relapse Over the Holidays

TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The holidays can cause former smokers to reach for a cigarette, experts warn. But if you expect temptation, you'll be better prepared to fight it, they say.

1 in 3 People With Type 1 Diabetes Still Produce Insulin, Study Says

MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's widely accepted that people with type 1 diabetes produce no insulin, a new study suggests otherwise: Roughly one-third produce the hormone long after they are diagnosed.

Middle-Aged Worse at Texting-While-Driving, Study Shows

TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risky mix of texting and driving may be more problematic for middle-aged drivers than it is for younger drivers, according to new research.

Better Pain Relief After Knee Replacement Surgery?

TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Postoperative pain is always a concern after knee replacement surgery, but a new study suggests a strategy that might give patients another way to ease discomfort.

Ebola, Obamacare Top U.S. Health News for 2014

TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It started as a deadly but little-known outbreak in West Africa, but the lethal and unchecked spread of the Ebola virus dominated U.S. headlines for much of 2014, making it one of the year's top health news stories.

Many Consumers Misled About Bogus Weight-Loss Supplements, Survey Says

TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Think a pill you saw advertised on the Internet can miraculously help you shed unwanted pounds? You're not alone: A new Consumer Reports survey finds many Americans are misinformed about the quality and effectiveness of these supplements.

Bats May Have Triggered Ebola Outbreak in West Africa, Study Says

TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola epidemic in West Africa may have started with virus-infected bats, a new study says.

Your Birth Year Could Influence Your Odds for Obesity, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The year in which you're born might affect the activity of a gene that could raise your odds for obesity, a new study finds.

Flu Now Epidemic in U.S., With 15 Child Deaths Reported

TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The flu has reached epidemic levels in the United States, with 15 children dead so far this season, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.

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