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December 01, 2016

Health Tip: Exercising With Arthritis

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise usually is good for those with arthritis, but there are many potential obstacles to keep you inactive.

Health Tip: Using a Fitness Tracker

(HealthDay News) -- A fitness tracker can help you realize how much exercise you're really getting and push you to move more.

Dialysis Patients May Walk Their Way to Better Health

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Improved mental and physical health may just be steps away for people on kidney dialysis, a new study suggests.

Standing or 'Easy' Walks May Help Type 2 Diabetics Control Blood Sugar

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For people with type 2 diabetes, better blood sugar control may be as easy as getting up off the couch and standing every so often, or taking a leisurely walk, a new study shows.

Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Serious Blood Clots

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone treatment can increase a man's risk of potentially fatal blood clots, a new study suggests.

Demi Lovato Wants to Change the Face of Mental Illness

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Since her 2008 breakthrough role in the Disney Channel musical "Camp Rock," singer and actress Demi Lovato has released five best-selling albums and a slew of hit singles. Numerous music awards have followed, as has a stint as a judge on the TV megahit "The X Factor."

Americans Divided Over Organic, GM Foods: Poll

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are split on the value of organic foods and concerns about genetically modified (GM) foods, a new poll reveals.

After Cancer, Higher Risk of Severe Heart Attack

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors are at increased risk for the most severe type of heart attack and require close attention to their heart health, a new study suggests.

Vegetarian Diets Called Good for People and the Planet

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Vegetarian diets are healthy for people of all ages, as well as the environment, according to a new update of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' (AND) position on vegetarian diets.

A Dirty Little Secret: Hand-Washing Spotty Among Day Care Staffers

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Too few child care workers follow hand-washing guidelines, a new study suggests.

Pradaxa Blood Thinner May Beat Warfarin After Bleeding Episode: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Use of a blood thinner is routine for many heart patients, but these drugs come with a risk of episodes of excess bleeding.

Could Low Vitamin D Levels at Birth Mean Higher MS Risk?

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Newborns with low levels of vitamin D may have higher odds of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life, new research suggests.

Could White Wine Boost Your Melanoma Risk?

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study raises the possibility that people who enjoy a glass of white wine every day may face a slightly elevated risk of melanoma.

Doctors Seeing More HIV Patients With Multidrug Resistance

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A significant number of people with HIV have strains of the AIDS-causing virus that are resistant to both older and newer drugs, researchers report.

'Magic Mushroom' Chemical Eases Cancer Patients' Despair

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer often leaves patients feeling that life has no meaning, a state of mind that psychiatrists call "existential distress."

Specially Designed Video Game Might Ease 'Phantom Limb' Pain

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Amputees who experience what is known as phantom limb pain may benefit from playing a virtual reality game that simulates the movement of missing limbs, a small study suggests.

2 Out of 3 Depressed Teens Gain Lasting Benefits From Therapy

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For teens, depression can affect more than their relationships and educational achievement -- it can harm their future prospects. But a new study suggests that many of these young people could reap long-term benefits from psychological counseling.

Can Extra Time Outdoors When Young Reduce Nearsightedness?

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Spending more time outside early in life may offer some protection against nearsightedness, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Dec. 1, 2016

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

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