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December 08, 2015

Health Tip: Stay Safe on the Highway

(HealthDay News) -- Whether you're in the car for a daily commute or a long road trip, it's important to protect yourself on the highway.

Health Tip: Using a Knee Brace

(HealthDay News) -- A knee brace offers support and stability for an injured or weak knee. But it must be worn properly.

New Type of Antidepressant Shows Promise in Early Trial

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans battle depression, and many search for a medication that can help ease the condition. Now, researchers report in a small, early trial that an experimental antidepressant may be a safe and effective new option.

More Than a Quarter of New Doctors May Be Depressed

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in four doctors-in-training may be depressed, which could put their patients at risk, a new study suggests.

Most Teens' Physical Activity Occurs at School

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About half of young teens' daily physical activity occurs at school, but it accounts for just a fraction of their time there, according to a new study.

Kids With Asthma, Allergies May Face Higher Heart Risk Factors: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that kids with asthma or allergies like hay fever may face as much as a doubling of their risk of high blood pressure and high cholesterol -- even if they aren't overweight.

Wearable Devices Aim to Monitor Epileptic Seizures

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Wearable devices aimed at tracking seizures in epilepsy patients are being developed, researchers report.

E-Cigarettes May Contain Chemicals Linked to Lung Disease

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many electronic cigarettes contain flavoring chemicals that may cause lung disease, researchers say.

Sickle Cell Drug Doesn't Relieve Pain Crises: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The anti-clotting drug prasugrel does little to reduce the risk of pain crises in children with sickle cell disease, a new study shows.

Ovarian Cyst Condition in Mom May Raise Odds for Autism in Child

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) may have an increased risk for autism, new research from Sweden suggests.

Fewer Americans Struggling With Medical Bills

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer American families are struggling to pay medical bills, a new U.S. government report says.

Health Highlights: Dec. 8, 2015

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

Kanuma Approved for Rare Missing-Enzyme Disease

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kanuma (sebelipase alfa) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first treatment for a rare but often-deadly disease caused by an enzyme deficiency.

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