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December 15, 2015

Health Tip: Acne Has Lasting Effects

(HealthDay News) -- Acne may be most visible on the skin, but for many people, its effects are greater than just temporary blemishes.

Health Tip: Washing Your Skin When You Have Eczema

(HealthDay News) -- When you have eczema, bathing properly can help keep redness and itching in check.

Majority of U.S. Hospitals Don't Require Flu Shots for Staffers: Survey

TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of U.S. hospitals don't require health care providers to get a seasonal flu shot, a new study finds.

Many Americans Dubious of Flu Shot's Effectiveness

TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Less than half of Americans strongly believe that the flu shot will help them avoid the illness, and one-third don't believe it will protect them at all, a new survey finds.

Industry Paying for Growing Percentage of Medical Trials

TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a sharp rise in the number of industry-funded clinical trials of medical treatments and a significant decline in those financed by the U.S. government in recent years, new research finds.

Standing on World Stage Has Its Perils

MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Elected national leaders often go gray quickly -- just look at President Obama's silver-tipped crown. Now, a new study says they tend to die prematurely, too.

Down to the Wire on Obamacare Sign-Ups

MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Health officials are urging Americans considering an Obamacare health plan for 2016 to act quickly to snag coverage and avoid rising penalties for remaining uninsured.

Scans Show Many Injured U.S. Vets May Have Brain 'Scarring'

TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds brain "scarring" in many members of the U.S. military who suffered concussions during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Electromagnetic Waves May Help Fight Deadly Brain Cancer

TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low-intensity electromagnetic waves might help slow a quick-growing and deadly form of brain cancer, researchers report.

Health Highlights: Dec. 15, 2015

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

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