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December 22, 2015

Health Tip: Protect Kids' Hearing During the Holidays

(HealthDay News) -- Holiday celebrations can become loud and boisterous, putting little ears at risk from loud music, parties or toys.

Health Tip: Struggling With Chronic Cough?

(HealthDay News) -- Chronic cough occurs when you've been coughing steadily for eight weeks or longer. It's not always a sign of a serious health problem, but it can be annoying nonetheless.

Hormone Therapy Safely Helps Preserve Fertility for Breast Cancer Patients: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 22 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chemotherapy can affect a young breast cancer patient's fertility, sending her into premature menopause, so in many cases doctors provide patients with hormonal therapy during chemo to prevent this side effect.

Smoke Weed in College and Your Grades May Go to Pot

TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- College students who smoke marijuana appear more likely than their peers to skip classes -- which eventually leads to poorer grades and later graduation, a recent study suggests.

Toddlers Adept at Using Touch-Screen Devices, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Touch-screen technology may have a role in assessments of child development since toddlers as young as age 2 are adept at swiping, unlocking and actively searching for features on smartphones and tablets, a small study suggests.

Skin-to-Skin Contact May Lower Preemies' Risk of Death: Review

TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny newborns who get prolonged skin-to-skin contact with mom while they're in the hospital may have better survival odds, a new review finds.

Child Paralysis Cases Spiked During Virus Outbreak: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have learned more about a "polio-like" mystery illness that has stricken dozens of American children, but its exact cause remains elusive, according to a new report.

Health Highlights: Dec. 22, 2015

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

More IVF Tries Improve Odds of Having a Baby

TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Couples having trouble getting pregnant may have a better chance if they have more than the usual three-to-four cycles of in vitro fertilization (IVF), a new British study suggests.

Uptravi Approved for Chronic Lung Disease

TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Uptravi (selexipag) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a disabling lung disease that often leads to death or the need for lung transplant.

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