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December 18, 2015

To Help Your Kids Get Better Grades, Feed Them Breakfast: Study

FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study provides more evidence that a good breakfast helps kids do better in school.

How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery

FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents can do a number of things to prepare their children for surgery, experts say.

Health Tip: Keeping Diabetes in Check During the Holidays

(HealthDay News) -- The holidays are a time of busy schedules, get-togethers and lots of food. If you have diabetes, it can be a tricky time of year.

Health Tip: Keeping Kids in Pain Comfortable

(HealthDay News) -- Pain may slow a child's recovery from illness or injury. Medication can help, but there are other ways to keep kids comfortable.

Toxic Chemicals May Weaken Infants' Response to TB Vaccine

FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to toxic chemicals while in the womb or in early life may weaken a baby's immune system response to the tuberculosis (TB) vaccine, researchers say.

Hormones Tied to Uterine Fibroid Risk in Study

FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having high levels of the hormones testosterone and estrogen in mid-life may boost a woman's risk of benign tumors in the uterus called uterine fibroids, a new study suggests.

Study Maps Areas of Brain Linked to PTSD

FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heightened fear responses occur in certain areas of the brain in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study reports.

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.

Pooches May Give Food to Their Pals, Study Shows

FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The tough, "dog eat dog" view of the canine world may be misguided: A new study finds that dogs can freely give food to other pooches, with no expectation of a reward for themselves.

Nasal Spray May Give Diabetics Faster Treatment for Low Blood Sugar

FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new nasal spray might make rescue care easier for diabetics who are woozy or even unconscious due to severe low blood sugar, a new clinical trial suggests.

Health Highlights: Dec. 18, 2015

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

FDA Proposes Tanning Bed Ban for Minors

FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed that American teenagers be banned from using tanning beds.

New Device Approved for Fecal Incontinence

FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Fenix Continence Restoration System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat an inability to control bowel movements for people who can't tolerate or use other approved methods.

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