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Health News for 12/03/12

December 03, 2012

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Antidepressants May Lead to Fewer Seizures in People With Epilepsy

Besides helping to boost mood, antidepressants may also reduce seizure frequency for people with epilepsy, a new study suggests.
What Doctors Don't Know About Treating Kids With Epilepsy

Many American doctors lack knowledge about the proper diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy in children, according to a new study.
Health Tip: Get Heart Healthy

If you want to improve your heart health, it may require a long-term commitment to changing your lifestyle.
Health Tip: If You Wake With Neck Pain

If you wake up most mornings with pain in the neck, it may be time to evaluate your pillow.
More U.S. Kids Get High-Radiation Scans, Study Says

Increasing numbers of U.S. children undergo diagnostic imaging tests such as MRIs and CT scans, and higher-radiation tests account for a growing proportion of these procedures, researchers report.
Extra Sleep May Help You Withstand Pain

Getting more sleep improves daytime alertness and reduces pain sensitivity in healthy adults, according to a small new study.
Tap-Water Chemical May Be Linked to Food Allergy

Certain chemicals used to purify tap water may play a role in the development of food allergies, a new study suggests.
Steroid Injections for Back Pain May Lower Bone Mass

Older women who get steroid injections in the spine to treat lower back pain may be at risk for bone loss in their hips, a small study suggests.
Anti-HIV Drugs May Curb Transmission to Uninfected Partner: Study

Providing antiretroviral therapy for the HIV-infected partner in a couple where only one person has HIV can help protect the uninfected partner from getting the virus, at least in the short term, according to a new study.
Common Diabetes Drug Shows Promise as Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Ovarian cancer may join a growing list of malignancies that seem to be slowed by a commonly prescribed diabetes drug.
'Hiding' Cigarettes in Stores Might Keep Kids From Smoking: Study

U.S. teens are much less likely to buy cigarettes if they are hidden from view, new research suggests.
Health Highlights: Dec. 3, 2012

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Ex-President George H.W. Bush Remains Hospitalized

Former President George H.W. Bush remained Monday in a Houston hospital, where he has been treated for bronchitis and a lingering cough.

 

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