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December 16, 2015

Health Tip: Protect Your Skin at Work

(HealthDay News) -- The workplace can be hard on hands, especially if you work near harsh chemicals or in an environment that takes a toll on your skin.

Health Tip: Flying With Children

(HealthDay News) -- If you're traveling by plane with a young child, don't forget to bring a child seat.

Active, Passive Smoking Tied to Infertility, Early Menopause: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking and being exposed to secondhand smoke may trigger early menopause and infertility in women, a new study suggests.

Girls Given Risky Meds Don't Get Contraceptive Advice

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research from a Midwestern hospital suggests a wide majority of teen girls and young women fail to get information about contraceptives when they take medications that could cause birth defects.

Antibiotics Often Enough for Kids' Appendicitis

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with antibiotics alone can be a safe and effective alternative to surgery for children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis, according to a new study.

Certain Antidepressants May Be Linked to Bipolar Disorder: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some commonly used antidepressants may increase certain patients' risk of developing mania or bipolar disorder, a large study suggests.

High School Seniors Now More Likely to Smoke Pot Than Cigarettes: Survey

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, more U.S. high school seniors are smoking marijuana than tobacco, a new survey shows.

ADHD May Hamper Social Relationships Early in Life

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may experience more problems socializing with their peers, which can then contribute to worsening symptoms, a new study from Norway suggests.

Kids Find Help for Anorexia More Often Than 'Pro-Ana' Posts on YouTube

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For years, people surfing YouTube may have accidently or intentionally encountered so-called "pro-ana" videos extolling the virtues of a deadly disease: anorexia.

Health Highlights: Dec. 16, 2015

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

Deadline Extended for Obamacare Sign-Ups

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Citing heavy last-minute demand, U.S. health officials have extended the deadline to sign up for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act that would take effect Jan. 1.

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