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HealthDay News - December 16, 2016

Taking a Holiday Trip? Protect Yourself From Blood Clots

FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans will travel afar to celebrate the holidays, potentially putting themselves at risk for deadly blood clots.

Health Tip: If Your Child is Cyberbullied

(HealthDay News) -- In this age of social media, parents should be prepared to help kids through episodes of cyberbullying.

Health Tip: Get the Nutrients You Need

(HealthDay News) -- Getting all of the dietary nutrients your body needs is critically important, especially if your diet is vegan or vegetarian.

Chemo More Damaging to Hearts of Diabetics: Study

FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A small study finds that cancer patients who have diabetes may suffer worse heart damage from chemotherapy, potentially boosting their risk of heart failure.

How Is the HPV Vaccine Perceived on Twitter?

FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Twitter conversations regarding the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine -- which protects against sexually transmitted infections -- tend to be positive, researchers say.

Down Syndrome May Not Be Big Financial Burden on Families

FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although families with a child with Down syndrome do face extra medical expenses, they probably won't be deeply burdened financially, a new study suggests.

Anti-Aging Process Rejuvenates Lab Mice: Study

FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In what sounds like a sci-fi movie come true, researchers say they used gene manipulation to counter aging in mice.

Minority Women Less Likely to Get Breast Cancer Screening

FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black and Hispanic women are less likely than white women to be screened for breast cancer, a large review finds.

Teens May Not Heed Health Warnings on Cigars

FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that warnings on cigars may need to be improved to dissuade young people from smoking.

Privacy Concerns Keep Some Young Americans From Sexual Health Services

FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young people may abstain from seeking sexual and reproductive health care because they fear their parents will find out, a U.S. government report suggests.

Health Highlights: Dec. 16, 2016

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

Flu Season's Starting to Rear Its Head

FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Flu season is starting to take hold across the country, and U.S. health officials are urging everyone who hasn't gotten a flu shot yet to get one now.