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Health News for 12/28/10

December 28, 2010

For Cholesterol Control, Experts Urge More Than Meds

Advances in medical science have made it easier than ever to lower dangerous cholesterol levels.
Woman Struggles to Control Cholesterol

Sheri Foote has cholesterol problems the likes of which few will ever have.
Preteens With Conduct Disorders Risk Violence, Delinquency as Teens

Preteens with conduct disorders are much more likely to be involved in serious violence and delinquency when they are teens, finds a new Canadian study.
Older Folks Seem to Gain 'Emotional Intelligence'

One positive aspect of aging is that it appears that people really do grow wiser as they grow older, researchers say.
Health Tip: Keep Emergency Phone Numbers on Hand

When young children are in your care, it's important to have a list of emergency phone numbers within easy reach.
Health Tip: Help Your Halitosis

Bad breath -- medically called halitosis -- is frequently caused by rotting food particles that collect between the teeth, on the tongue and near the gumline.
Dieting Resolution Works Best When Done in Stages: Expert

If your New Year's resolution involves losing weight, your best chance of success may be to divide your goal into small, manageable parts that you can work on every day, suggests an expert.
Many Parents Frown on Kids' Internet Use, Survey Says

Many American parents view television and the Internet with the same concern and are using similar methods to limit their children's use of both mediums, suggests a new survey.
Genetic Trait May Predict Cocaine Sensitivity

A new study suggests that many white people carry a genetic trait that boosts the risk they'll develop an extreme and possibly deadly cocaine habit.
What You Need to Know About Medical Tests

When your doctor orders a medical test for you, there are a number of questions you need to ask before and after it, experts advise.
Roundup: 2010 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Care

2010 was a year that enjoyed continued advances in the treatment of heart disease and stroke, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Cancer Patients Who Smoke Report More Severe Pain

Cancer patients who smoke suffer worse pain than nonsmokers, researchers have found.
Hearing Loss Rising Among Teen Girls, Study Finds

Over the last two decades hearing loss due to "recreational" noise exposure such as blaring club music has risen among adolescent girls, and now approaches levels previously seen only among adolescent boys, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Dec. 28, 2010

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Clinical Trials Update: Dec. 28, 2010

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