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November 12, 2015

Health Tip: Exercising Safely in Cold Weather

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise can boost mood and maintain fitness, but it can be a challenge during cold weather.

Health Tip: Feeding Your Child a Vegetarian Diet

(HealthDay News) -- If you're feeding your child a vegetarian diet, make sure he or she is getting enough essential nutrients.

Mixed Martial Arts Injuries Less Serious Than Those From Boxing: Study

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mixed martial arts may look more savage than boxing, but the popular sport actually poses a lower risk of serious injury, according to a new study.

Scientists Pinpoint What Level of Vitamin D Promotes Heart Health

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified the minimum level of vitamin D needed for good heart health.

Computer-Based Psychotherapy Not as Effective as Standard Care

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Computer-assisted cognitive behavioral therapy probably won't replace standard person-to-person therapy any time soon, new research suggests.

Nearly Half of Americans With High Blood Pressure Not Controlling It: CDC

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of Americans with high blood pressure are not properly controlling their condition, increasing their risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease, a new government report shows.

SARS-like Virus in Bats Could Jump to Humans

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A newly identified SARS-like virus in bats appears to be able to jump to humans without mutation, new research suggests.

Adult Obesity Still Growing in U.S., Youth Rates Hold Steady: CDC

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although obesity rates continued to climb among U.S. adults over the past decade, they stabilized for children and teens, federal health officials reported Thursday.

Head, Neck Cancer Patients May Be at Higher Risk for Suicide: Study

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Head and neck cancer patients may be at raised risk for suicide, new research suggests.

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Falls to New Low

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer Americans smoke than a decade ago, and those who still light up do so less often, federal health officials reported Thursday.

Parkinson's Drug Shows Promise Against Macular Degeneration

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A common Parkinson's disease medication might hold potential for preventing or treating macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in the elderly, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: Nov. 12, 2015

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

Sharp Increase in U.S. Babies Born With Syphilis: CDC

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As syphilis cases increase among U.S. women, doctors are seeing more babies born with the serious infection, health officials report.

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