Health Tip: When You Want to Quit Smoking

(HealthDay News) -- 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

(HealthDay News) -- As you prepare for a holiday trip, don't forget to pack diabetes essentials.

New Combo Approach May Ease Severe 'Ringing in the Ears'

FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- 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

FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- 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

FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- 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

FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- 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

FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- 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?

FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- 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

FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- 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

THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- 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

THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- 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

FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- 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

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