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Health News for 12/06/13

December 06, 2013

Health Tip: When You Want to Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking is tough, but relying on friends and family can help you get through the challenges.
Health Tip: Traveling for the Holidays With Diabetes

As you prepare for a holiday trip, don't forget to pack diabetes essentials.
New Combo Approach May Ease Severe 'Ringing in the Ears'

Patients suffering from the intense, chronic and sometimes untreatable ringing in the ear known as tinnitus may get some relief from a new combination therapy, preliminary research suggests.
Evening East-West NFL Matchups Put One Team at Disadvantage: Study

The body's biological clock may give West Coast pro football teams an advantage over East Coast teams during night games, a new study suggests.
Obesity, Smoking Might Threaten Implants After Mastectomy

Obesity and smoking increase the risk of implant failure in women who undergo breast reconstruction soon after breast removal, according to a new study.
Men Who Smoke After Cancer Diagnosis Face Higher Death Risk

Men who keep smoking after being diagnosed with cancer are more likely to die than those who quit smoking, a new study shows.
Alzheimer's Gene Tied to Brain Changes at Early Age

People with a high-risk gene for Alzheimer's disease can begin to have brain changes as early as childhood, according to a new study.
Join a Choir, Sing Your Way to Happiness?

Singing in a choir might be good for your mental health, a new study suggests.
Some Diabetes Drugs May Affect Cancer Risk in Women: Study

A certain type of diabetes drug may lower cancer risk in women with type 2 diabetes by up to one-third, while another type may increase the risk, according to a new study.
Good Body Image Goes Hand in Hand With Happier Relationship

Women who are happy with their bodies are better able to maintain a happy relationship, a new study finds.
Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Prevent Disease: Review

Low levels of vitamin D have been implicated as a potential cause of diseases ranging from cancer to diabetes. Now an extensive review suggests it's really the other way around: Low levels of the "sunshine vitamin" are more likely a consequence -- not a cause -- of illness.
Switching to Healthier Eating May Cost You More

Does it really cost more to stick to a healthy diet? The answer is yes, but not as much as many people think, according to a new study.
Health Highlights: Dec. 6, 2013

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