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December 03, 2012

Antidepressants May Lead to Fewer Seizures in People With Epilepsy

MONDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- 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

MONDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- 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

(HealthDay News) -- 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

(HealthDay News) -- 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

MONDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- 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

MONDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- 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

MONDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- 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

SATURDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- 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

SATURDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- 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

MONDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- 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

MONDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- 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

MONDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- 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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