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HealthDay News - December 12, 2017

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Are Men Just 'Babies' When They Get the Flu? Maybe Not

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As winter rolls into town, so does the flu and all its miserable symptoms.

Has Your Doc Been Touched by Breast Cancer? It Could Influence Care

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having a personal connection to breast cancer seems to make doctors more likely to recommend routine breast cancer screenings, a new study finds.

Tried to Quit But Still Smoking? Help's On the Way

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to kicking the smoking habit, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

New Diabetes Drug Gets FDA OK Under 'Abbreviated' Pathway

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Admelog (insulin lispro), a short-acting form of insulin, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat people with either type of diabetes, for patients aged three years and older.

Often, Opioid Abuse Becomes a Family Affair

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid addiction often starts in the family medicine cabinet, a new study warns.

How to Perk Up the Holidays for Hospital Patients

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Stuck in the hospital while family and friends are enjoying holiday festivities?

Good News, Guys: Viagra Prices Start to Tumble Today

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In news that will delight men who've had difficulties in the bedroom, two generic versions of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra are scheduled to hit the market Monday.

Vigorous Exercise May Help Slow Parkinson's Disease

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with early stage Parkinson's may be able to delay a worsening of the disease through a regimen of intense exercise, new research found.

Is Air Pollution a Threat to a Fetus?

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are exposed to air pollution right before or after they become pregnant may be more likely to have a baby with birth defects, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: Dec. 11, 2017

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