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HealthDay News - December 28, 2016

Healthy Snacks Can Be Smart Part of a Diabetes Diet

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy snacks are a part of managing diabetes, and it's best to avoid the vending machine, says the American Diabetes Association.

Men Don't Know About Risks to Fertility, Survey Finds

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many men don't know about risk factors that can lead to infertility, a new study reveals.

Why Acne Can Strike Women After the Teen Years

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Why does acne still plague some women into adulthood? A new study offers some hints.

Disabled Children Face Bullying Throughout School Years

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Bullying is a problem that affects almost all students in some ways, but for disabled children it's a problem that seems to last throughout their school years.

Flu Shots Are Worth It

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The flu can be a serious threat to your health, but you can protect yourself by getting a flu shot, health experts say.

Don't Let Germs Spoil Your Holiday Getaway

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Headed out for a New Year's getaway? Remember: not only will travelers be packing themselves into cars, trains, buses and airplanes, but germs will, too.

Health Tip: Mailing Food Gifts

(HealthDay News) -- Mailing homemade goodies to a loved one? Make sure you're shipping those treats safely to avoid food contamination.

Health Tip: Watch Salt in Kids' Diets

(HealthDay News) -- Many people eat too many salty foods, and kids are no exception. Parents can set the stage for better adult habits by putting limits on salty foods right from the start.

Welders Showed Increased Risk of Parkinson-Like Symptoms in Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Welders are in danger of developing symptoms similar to those of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study that suggests exposure to fumes containing manganese makes things worse.

Diabetes Takes Biggest Bite Out of U.S. Health Care Spending

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes leads a list of just 20 diseases and conditions that account for more than half of all spending on health care in the United States, according to a new comprehensive financial analysis.

Health Highlights: Dec. 28, 2016

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