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Health News for 12/05/12

December 05, 2012

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Health Tip: Stay Active After a Heart Attack

Having a heart attack shouldn't put an end to an active lifestyle.
Health Tip: Identifying Pinkeye

Conjunctivitis is an eye infection commonly called pinkeye. It's very common and is spread easily.
Racial Disparities Still Seen in Use of Breast Cancer Treatments

Black women with breast cancer are less likely than their white peers to benefit from improved surgical techniques used to treat their disease, according to a new study.
10 Years of Tamoxifen Better Than 5: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) --Taking the breast cancer drug tamoxifen for a decade, instead of the standard five years, further reduces the long-term chances of recurrence and risk of dying from the disease, new British research suggests.
New Drug Regimens May Slow Advanced Breast Cancer

An experimental cancer drug may delay the progression of some advanced breast cancers, while a double dose of an existing cancer drug could help women live longer, according to separate studies reported Wednesday.
Is a Breath Test for Colon Cancer Possible?

If colon cancer screening was as easy as taking a breath, more people might do it. Now, a small pilot study suggests such a test could be developed.
Smoking Might Make Hangovers Worse

If you feel especially hung over after a night of drinking, you may have to blame more than the booze: New research suggests that smoking while drinking may worsen hangovers.
Sperm Counts Dropping for French Men: Study

Men in France may not be quite as virile as they once were, with a new study suggesting average sperms counts have dropped over the past few decades.
Health Highlights: Dec. 5, 2012

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