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January 22, 2015

Health Tip: Could You Have the Flu?

(HealthDay News) -- Flu abounds during the winter months, but it can be difficult to distinguish it from the common cold or other viruses that thrive when the weather is cold.

Health Tip: Eat a Pre-Workout Snack

(HealthDay News) -- A pre-exercise snack can be just what your body craves to push it through a grueling workout.

Knee Pain While Using Stairs May Be First Sign of Arthritis

THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having knee pain while using the stairs may be an early sign of arthritis, a new study suggests.

Study Hints That 'Video Feedback' Therapy May Help Curb Autism

THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A therapy involving "video feedback" -- where parents watch videos of their interactions with their baby -- might help prevent infants at risk for autism from developing the disorder, a new study suggests.

Antibiotics for Traveler's Diarrhea May Spur Growth of Superbugs: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The overuse of antibiotics to treat travelers' diarrhea may contribute to the spread of drug-resistant superbugs, a new study suggests.

Realistic Targets May Boost Exercise Rates, Experts Say

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who are sedentary should focus on small increases in their activity level and not dwell on public health recommendations on exercise, according to new research.

California Measles Outbreak Shows How Quickly Disease Can Resurface in U.S.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fifteen years after measles was declared eliminated in the United States, the recent outbreak traced to two Disney parks in California illustrates how quickly a resurgence can occur.

Use of 'the Pill' Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer

THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for developing a rare form of brain cancer known as glioma appears to go up with long-term use of hormonal contraceptives such as the Pill, new Danish research suggests.

Ebola Virus Gets More Lethal as It Spreads, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New animal research suggests why Ebola becomes more deadly as it spreads.

Most Americans Have Access to 'Exercise Opportunities,' Study Finds

THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than three-quarters of Americans live close to at least one park or recreational facility, giving many people opportunity to exercise, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Jan. 22, 2015

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

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