Many Americans Dubious of Flu Shot's Effectiveness

TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 — Less than half of Americans strongly believe that the flu shot will help them avoid the illness, and one-third don’t believe it will protect them at all, a new survey finds.
The fact that The Harris Poll turned up so many…
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Health Highlights: Dec. 15, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Planned C-Section Poses More Risk to Infant Than Emergency C-Section: Study
Babies born by planned cesarean section have more health problems…
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Health Tip: Acne Has Lasting Effects

– Acne may be most visible on the skin, but for many people, its effects are greater than just temporary blemishes.
Acne can lead to these physical and emotional issues, says the American Academy of Dermatology:

Developing poor self-esteem and…
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Health Tip: Washing Your Skin When You Have Eczema

– When you have eczema, bathing properly can help keep redness and itching in check.
The National Eczema Association recommends:

Bathe at least once daily. Limit the bath or shower to about 10 minutes, and keep the water lukewarm, not hot.
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Standing on World Stage Has Its Perils

MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 — Elected national leaders often go gray quickly — just look at President Obama’s silver-tipped crown. Now, a new study says they tend to die prematurely, too.
“The stress of governing may substantially accelerate mortality…
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