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HealthDay News - November 23, 2016

Survival Tips for Holiday Road Trips

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're among the millions of Americans planning to hit the highway over the Thanksgiving holiday, it's important to anticipate bumps in the road, according to a group dedicated to public education and advocacy.

Health Tip: Exercise Can Be a Brain-Booster

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise does more than keep your body healthier. It also affects chemicals in your brain that help you think and focus.

Health Tip: Make Brushing Teeth Fun

(HealthDay News) -- Tooth brushing doesn't have to be a boring chore. Turn it into fun time that kids enjoy.

Mercury Levels Dropping in North Atlantic Tuna

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mercury levels in one tuna species have decreased along with industrial emissions of the dangerous chemical element, a new study finds.

Can Protein in Common Skin Bacteria Offer Disease Protection?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Our most common skin bacteria may help shield us from some skin diseases, a new study suggests.

Don't Get Stuffed on Thanksgiving

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight gain is a common problem during the holiday season, but it can be avoided if you have a plan and a bit of self-discipline, a nutrition specialist says.

Your Recipe for a Healthy, Delicious Holiday Season

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The holidays can become one big pig out, but experts say it's possible to maintain healthy eating habits while you celebrate.

'Enthusiastic' Dads May Mean Less Troubled Kids: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While quality time spent with kids is always important, new research suggests it's a man's attitude that's key to raising happy children.

Exploding Some Turkey Myths

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A nutrition expert is talking turkey to dispel some common myths about the focus of most Thanksgiving meals.

Hearts of Healthy People With Gene Mutations May Be 'Primed to Fail'

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain gene mutations can increase the risk of heart failure in healthy people, researchers report.

1 in 7 Young Teens Is a Stalking Victim: Survey

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- About one out of seven children in 6th and 9th grades has been a victim of stalking, potentially boosting their risk of substance abuse, dating violence and other dangers, a new U.S. survey finds.

Cancer Can Devour Income of Medicare-Only Patients

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Medical bills for older U.S. cancer patients can eat up one-quarter of their income or more if they have Medicare without supplemental insurance, a new study says.

Researchers Put Embryo Development 'On Hold' in Mice

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they were able to halt development of early mouse embryos for up to a month in the lab before they resumed normal growth.

Strokes Decline in Older Americans, Rise in Young

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's a new generation gap in the United States -- strokes are increasingly striking young people, and at the same time, stroke rates are dropping in those 55 and older, a new study reports.

Keep Kids in Mind When Politics Intrude at Thanksgiving

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- This Thanksgiving, especially, political differences could spark dinner-table debates that quickly escalate.

Can Surgery Trigger Rare Muscle Disorder?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who've recently undergone surgery -- especially those with cancer or autoimmune diseases -- experience slightly higher risks of developing a rare muscle disorder soon afterward, new research suggests.

New Skin Patch Analyzes Your Sweat During Exercise

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- How much are you really sweating when you exercise? You may not need to wring yourself dry to find out.

Health Highlights: Nov. 23, 2016

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

U.S. Kids Are Eating Healthier Now, But . . .

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. kids are eating healthier these days, but their daily diet is still nowhere near perfect, a new study reports.